Fun Kids Science Weekly

Fun Kids Science Weekly

By Fun Kids

Exploring the coolest and most incredible stuff in science, from way back when dinosaurs roamed the Earth to a future where humans live in space!

The Fun Kids Science Weekly is hosted by Dan and is the perfect science podcast for kids and families everywhere. Each week, you'll find episodes from series like Deep Space High, Age of the Dinosaurs and Professor Hallux.

There's also a special guest, top experts answering all your science questions and Dangerous Dan - something scientific that’s also a little bit deadly!

You can listen to Dan on Fun Kids (weekdays from 1pm) on DAB Digital Radio across the UK, on the free Fun Kids app and online at funkidslive.com

Plus, when you become a Fun Kids Podcasts Plus subscriber, you get this show – and 30 others! – ad-free and support the work Fun Kids does in bringing you high-quality, entertaining, and safe content for your family. Find out more at FunKidsLive.com/plus

Episodes

INTERSTELLAR INSIGHTS: A Deep Dive Into The World Of Planetary Science🚀

It's time for another trip around the solar system on the BIGGER and BETTER Science Weekly!  This episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly we continue our bigger and better podcast where we put YOUR questions to our team of experts, have scientists battle it out for which science is the best & learn all about Neanderthals and why they're so important! Dan starts with the latest science news, where we learn about the return of the Northern Lights to the UK with the newest sun storms, a 'Blue Fireball' lighting up the Spanish sky and Dr Emma Pomeroy Howarth from the University of Cambridge tells us all about the discovery of a 75,000 year old Neanderthals' face. Then we delve into your questions where Dan answers Etienne's question all about antimatter and bananas and we pose Owen's question on how our brain's work to Professor Laura Boubert from the University of Westminster Dangerous Dan continues and we learn all about the ambush predator in the deep depths of the ocean - The Frilled SharkThe Battle of the Sciences continues where Dan chats to David Rothery from the Open University about why Planetary Science is the best kind of science What do we learn about? - Why you could see the Northern Lights in the UK again? -  A blue fireball lighting up the Spanish sky - How a 75,000 year old Neanderthals' face was discovered? - How do our brains really work? - Is Planetary Science the best type of science? All on this week's episode of Science Weekly!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/05/2430m 14s

SHAPING EARTH: Exploring the Secrets of Geomorphology🌎

It's time for another trip around the solar system on the BIGGER and BETTER Science Weekly!  This episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly we continue our bigger and better podcast where we put YOUR questions to our team of experts, have scientists battle it out for which science is the best & learn all about some scientists in Wales experimenting making healthier bread Dan starts with the latest science news, where we learn the dark secrets behind the Darna Squid, why residents in Kent STILL can't swim in the sea and Dr Catherine Howarth from the University of Aberystwyth tells us all about her project to help grow healthier white bread. Then we delve into your questions where Dan answers Claire's question on why our hair turns grey and we pose Arun's question on why uranium is so dangerous to Professor Tom Scott from the University of Bristol. Dangerous Dan continues and we learn all about the Shoebill Stork found in the swamps of Africa.The Battle of the Sciences continues where Dan chats to David Thomas from the University of Oxford about why geomorphology is the best kind of science What do we learn about? - The dark secrets of the Darna Squid - Why Kent residents can't swim in the ocean - How Welsh scientists are making bread healthier - What makes Uranium so dangerous? - Is Geomorphology the best type of science? All on this week's episode of Science Weekly!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/05/2429m 39s

PIGS TO THE RESCUE: The Fascinating World of Pig Kidney Transplants🐷🫀

It's time for another trip around the solar system on the BIGGER and BETTER Science Weekly!  This episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly we continue our bigger and better podcast where we put YOUR questions to our team of experts, have scientists battle it out for which science is the best & learn all about Pig Kidney Transplants! Dan starts with the latest science news, where we learn about former Paralympian John McFall and his quest to join the space race working with the European Space Agency, a double celebration for a endangered Suffolk Punch Foal horse called Jedi John and Emily Mullin from WIRED explains all about why human's are starting to have pig kidney transplants. Then we delve into your questions where Dan answers Lily's question on why water is see through and we pose Lucas' question on what's under a turtle's shell to Zoologist Rachael Funnell Dangerous Dan continues and we learn all about the Gaboon Viper, one of the scariest looking snakes in the world, found in the Sahara Desert.The Battle of the Sciences continues where Dan chats to Louise Gentle from Nottingham Trent University about why Conservation Biology is the best! What do we learn about? - One former Paralympian's journey to join the space race - Jedi John, the Suffolk Punch Foal, and why he's so special - The science behind humans having Pig Kidney Transplants - What's under a turtle's shell? - Is Conservation Biology the best type of science? All on this week's episode of Science Weekly!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/05/2427m 40s

MIRACULOUS MOLECULES: The Building Blocks of Everything⚛️

It's time for another trip around the solar system on the BIGGER and BETTER Science Weekly!  This episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly we continue our bigger and better podcast where we put YOUR questions to our team of experts, have scientists battle it out for which science is the best & learn all about why some hedgehogs in Gloucestershire have 'ballooned? Dan starts with the latest science news, where we learn about NASA's Voyager One resuming sending updates back down to earth, why the sun's damage on Antarctica's wildlife has increased & Emily Harper from Wild Hogs Hedgehog Rescue explains why some have been found to have 'ballooned' in Gloucestershire, England. Then we delve into your questions where Dan answers Kitty's question on how touch screens work and we pose Harry's question on what molecules are made of to Dr Catherine Walsh from the University of Leeds. Dangerous Dan continues and we learn all about the Giant Water bug causing chaos across the world more commonly known as the 'Toe Biter'The Battle of the Sciences continues where Dan chats to Jimmy Waldron from Dinosaurs Will Always Be Awesome about why Palaeontology is the best! What do we learn about? - The return of NASA's Voyager One - Why the Sun is causing damage to Antarctica's wildlife? - What's causing Gloucestershire's hedgehogs to 'balloon'? - What are molecules made of? - Is Palaeontology the best type of science? All on this week's episode of Science Weekly!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/05/2430m 16s

PLATE OF THE WILD: Unravelling the Diets of Earth's Creatures🥬🥩

It's time for another trip around the solar system on the BIGGER and BETTER Science Weekly!  This episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly we continue our bigger and better podcast where we put YOUR questions to our team of experts, have scientists battle it out for which science is the best & learn all about why grey squirrels on the run is so dangerous for their red counterparts? Dan starts with the latest science news, where we learn about the UK's latest astronaut, why NASA's plan to bring Mars' rocks down to earth has hit a snag & Dr Craig Shuttleworth from Bangor University explains why grey squirrels are the talk of the town after their recent escapades in Wales. Then we delve into your questions where Dan answers Amelia's question on how old is the world's oldest tree and we pose Zoe's question on why can some animals only eat vegetables or meat when humans can eat both to Dr Carlo Meloro from Liverpool John Moores University Dangerous Dan continues and we learn all about the Strangling Fig and why it's a tree's worst enemy around the globe.The Battle of the Sciences continues where Dan chats to Aoife Morrin from Dublin City University about why Analytical Chemistry is the best. What do we learn about? - Rosemary Coogan, The UK's latest astronaut - Why NASA's plans to bring back rocks from Mars is on hold? - Why grey squirrels are so dangerous to red ones? - Why some animals only eat meat or vegetables? - Is Analytical Chemistry the best type of science? All on this week's episode of Science Weekly!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/04/2431m 2s

LUNAR CLOCKWORK: Could the Moon have its own timezone?🌙

It's time for another trip around the solar system on the BIGGER and BETTER Science Weekly!  This episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly we continue our bigger and better podcast where we put YOUR questions to our team of experts, have scientists battle it out for which science is the best & learn all about why NASA want the Moon to have its own time zone? Dan starts with the latest science news, where we learn about rope bridges have been installed in the UK's Forest of Dean to help its mice, the reason for the earth's biggest ever burst of light and Catherine Heymans, the Astronomer Royal for Scotland, joins us to talk all about why the Moon could soon have its own time zone. Then we delve into your questions where Dan answers Edith's question on whether fireworks are harmful to the planet and we pose Ben's question on how batteries work to Marshall Brain from How Stuff Works. Dangerous Dan continues and we learn all about the Bobbitt Worm which can be found lingering waiting to attack in the Pacific and Indian oceans.The Battle of the Sciences continues where Dan chats to Dr Robin Kramer from the University of Lincoln all about Faces! Then we pay a visit to Techno Mum to learn all about fingerprint technology. What do we learn about? - Mice using rope bridges in the Forest of Dean - What caused the biggest ever burst of light? - Could the moon have its own time zone? - How do batteries work? - Why the study of spiders is the best type of science? All on this week's episode of Science Weekly!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/04/2429m 22s

VIKINGS UNCOVERED: Exploring their British roots🪓

It's time for another trip around the solar system on the BIGGER and BETTER Science Weekly!  This episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly we continue our bigger and better podcast where we put YOUR questions to our team of experts, have scientists battle it out for which science is the best & learn all about an Viking artefacts discovered in Ipswich, England. Dan starts with the latest science news, where we learn the solar eclipse which left many North Americans in darkness, an extremely rare animal spotted in the Australian Outback and Archaeologist Ian Riddler joins us to talk all about the Viking combs, yes COMBS, discovered in Ipswich, Suffolk. Then we delve into your questions where Dan explains how cameras work and we pose Cassidy's question on why we blow our nose to Laurie Dove from How Stuff Works Dangerous Dan continues and we learn all about the Iriomote Cat from the small Japanese Island why it's so rare and dangerous.The Battle of the Sciences continues where Dan chats to Dr Sara Goodacre from University of Nottingham all about Arachnology! Then we pay a visit to Bene and Mal as they let us know why humans get colds? What do we learn about? - The North American Solar Eclipse - An extremely rare mole discovered in Australia - What Vikings were doing in Ipswich, England? - Why we blow our nose? - Why the study of spiders is the best type of science? All on this week's episode of Science Weekly!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/04/2432m 43s

THE ENERGY REVOLUTION: The Science Museum's Latest Adventure⚡

It's time for another trip around the solar system on the BIGGER and BETTER Science Weekly!  This episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly we continue our bigger and better podcast where we put YOUR questions to our team of experts, find out about one of the world's rarest animals & learn all about how proto stars evolve! Dan starts with the latest science news, where we learn about why sewage spilling into UK rivers is at an all time high, SpaceX making big progress after their third test flight and Curator Oliver Carpenter from the Science Museum joins us to talk all about their brand new gallery 'Energy Revolution: The Adani Green Energy Gallery' Then we delve into your questions where Dan explains why yawns are contagious and we pose Dani's question on how proto stars turn into stars to Dhara Patel from the National Space Centre Dangerous Dan continues and we learn all about 'The Asian Unicorn' also known as a SaolaWe pay a visit to expert on all things space Professor Pulsar and he’s here to tell us what causes a shooting star and why they twinkle! What do we learn about? - Why sewage is spilling into our rivers more than ever before - SpaceX's latest test flight - The Science Museum's newest gallery - What is a Proto Star? All on this week's episode of Science Weekly!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/04/2426m 23s

BRITAIN'S POMPEII: The truth behind Must Farm🚜🏛️

It's time for another trip around the solar system on the BIGGER and BETTER Science Weekly!  This episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly we continue our bigger and better podcast where we put YOUR questions to our team of experts, have scientists battle it out for which science is the best & learn all about an Iranian glass bead from 3,000 years ago discovered at 'Britain's Pompeii' - Must Farm! Dan starts with the latest science news, where we learn about a place in the USA about to experience its second solar eclipse in seven years, a 270 million year old fossil named Kermit The Frog and Chris Wakefield from Cambridge Archaeology joins us to talk all The glass used to create beads that was discovered at a prehistoric settlement dubbed "Britain's Pompeii" was probably made in Iran! Then we delve into your questions where Dan explains why we're yet to visit another planet and we pose Aidan's question on how smart speakers work to Pip Knight from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Dangerous Dan continues and we learn all about the Sand Flea also known as Tunga PenetransThe Battle of the Sciences continues where Dan chats to Dr Genoveva Esteban from University of Bournemouth all about why Microbes are the best! Then we pay a visit to Bene and Mal as they let us know the different ways microbes can get into the human body. What do we learn about? - How the USA could be about to experience its second solar eclipse in seven years? - a 270 million year old fossil named Kermit The Frog - How an Iranian bead has been discovered at 'Britain's Pompeii' - How smart speakers really work? - Why Microbes is the best type of science? All on this week's episode of Science Weekly!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/03/2428m 34s

BRITAIN'S BIGGEST TREES: Exploring the mysteries of Giant Redwoods🌳

It's time for another trip around the solar system on the BIGGER and BETTER Science Weekly!  This episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly we continue our bigger and better podcast where we put YOUR questions to our team of experts, find out about one of the world's deadliest plants & learn all about why a Californian tree of gigantic proportions is flourishing in England's forests. Dan starts with the latest science news, where we learn about why climate change is causing your Easter eggs to cost more money, a new species of Beetle discovered in Australia and Mathias Disney from the University College London Geography joins us to talk all about Giant Redwoods flourishing in the UK climate. Then we delve into your questions where Dan explains how whirlpools are made and we pose Clara's question on how the sun burns despite there being no oxygen in space to Science Writer Tom Jackson Dangerous Dan continues and we learn all about 'The Picture Plant'.We pay a visit to Marina Ventura as she gets up close with water and we learn about why ocean's are so important to us. What do we learn about? - The effect climate change is having on your easter eggs? - Australia's new species of Beetle - California's Giant Redwoods flourishing in the UK - How does the sun burn with no oxygen in space? All on this week's episode of Science Weekly!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/03/2423m 6s

SHINING SECRETS: Exploring the life of White Dwarf Stars

It's time for another trip around the solar system on the BIGGER and BETTER Science Weekly!  This episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly we continue our bigger and better podcast where we put YOUR questions to our team of experts, have scientists battle it out for which science is the best & learn all about a fossilised forest that pre-dates the dinosaurs found in Somerset, England. Dan starts with the latest science news, where we learn about a Sycamore Tree where we thought all hope was lost has new reasons to believe it can grow again, Space X successfully landing at the International Space Centre and Professor Neil Davies from the University of Cambridge joins us to talk all about a ancient fossilised forest discovered in Minehead, Somerset Then we delve into your questions where Dan explains why it's always raining in the UK and we pose Arun's question on what happens to white dwarf stars when they die to Ed Turner from the National Space Centre Dangerous Dan continues and we learn all about Cosmic Rays and why they're so scary.The Battle of the Sciences continues where Dan chats to Professor Seirian Sumner from University College London all about why Wasps are the best! Then we pay a visit to Marina Ventura as she gets up close with biology and today she’s checking out how plants make seeds and why it all starts with pollen What do we learn about? - How a Sycamore Tree has been given a last hope? - Space X landing at the International Space Centre - A fossilised forest discovered in Somerset, England - What happens to White Dwarf Stars when they die:? - Why Entomology and specifically wasps is the best type of science? All on this week's episode of Science Weekly!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/03/2428m 20s

BUGS AND BEYOND: The Magnificent World of Insects🪲

It's time for another trip around the solar system on the BIGGER and BETTER Science Weekly!  This episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly we continue our bigger and better podcast where we put YOUR questions to our team of experts, have scientists battle it out for which science is the best & learn all about a brand new rare and diverse habitat that's been created in Hertfordshire, England. Dan starts with the latest science news, where we learn about a genetic mutation that's making Labradors constantly hungry, the discovery of the fossils of a nightmarish sea lizard called Kinjaria Acuta and Josh Kalms from the Hertfordshire and Middlesex Wildlife Trust joins us to talk all about a brand new rare and diverse habitat created in Hilfield Park Reservoir. Then we delve into your questions where Dan explains how our eyeballs move and we pose Matthew's question on how rainbows are formed to Kirsty McCabe from the Royal Metereological Society (RMETS) Dangerous Dan continues and we learn all about the Chinese Red-Headed Centipede, better known as Scolopendra Mutilans, and why it's so scary.The Battle of the Sciences continues where Dan chats to Professor Chris Terrell Nield from Nottingham Trent University all about why Entomology (Insect Studies) and specifically beetles is the best! Then we pay a visit to Marina Ventura as she gets up close with biology and today she’s checking out ants and how they work together What do we learn about? - Why some Labradors are always hungry? - The discovery of a fossil of a nightmarish sea-lizard - A brand new rare and diverse habitat that's been created in England - How rainbows are formed? - Why Entomology or Insect Studies is the best type of science? All on this week's episode of Science Weekly!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/03/2428m 49s

THE PREHISTORIC PUZZLE: How Dinosaur Fossils Are Formed?🦖

It's time for another trip around the solar system on the BIGGER and BETTER Science Weekly!  This episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly we continue our bigger and better podcast where we put YOUR questions to our team of experts, have scientists battle it out for which science is the best & learn all about why the ERS-2 spacecraft was so important to the European Space Race. Dan starts with the latest science news, where we learn about why a tiny see-through fish called Danionella Cerebrum found in Berlin has been making noises as loud as an pneumatic drill, the birth of an endangered monkey in a Zoo in Whipsnade, England and Dhara Patel from the National Space Centre joins us to explain why the breaking up of ERS-2 ad it re-entering the Earth's atmosphere is such a big deal. Then we delve into your questions where Dan explains why salt kills slugs then we pose Zoe's question on how dinosaur fossils are formed to Palaeontologist Regan Douglas from TheDinosaurs.org Dangerous Dan continues and we learn all about the deep and deadly Tonga Trench which lies way down in the Pacific OceanThe Battle of the Sciences continues where Dan chats to Professor Tobias Linne from the University of Lind in Sweden all about why Human Animal Studies is the best! Then we pay a visit to Marina Ventura as she gets up close with and today she’s inside a bird’s nest finding out how animal homes aren’t that different to ours. What do we learn about? - The German fish found to make insane amount of noise - An extremely rare and endangered monkey born at Whipsnade Zoo - The end of ERS2's time in space - How dinosaur fossils were formed? - Why Human Animal Studies is the best type of science? All on this week's episode of Science Weekly!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/03/2426m 9s

EGGSTRAORDINARY DISCOVERY: The 1,700 year old Roman Egg found in Aylesbury🥚

It's time for another trip around the solar system on the BIGGER and BETTER Science Weekly!  This episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly we continue our bigger and better podcast where we put YOUR questions to our team of experts, have scientists battle it out for which science is the best & learn all about the 1,700 year old roman chicken egg discovered in Aylesbury. Dan starts with the latest science news, where we learn about why the ERS-2 spacecraft has crashed down earth, an incredibly rare turtle found in India and Edward Biddulph from Oxford Archaeology joins us to explain the mystery of how a 1,700 year old Roman chicken egg was discovered in the British town of Aylesbury. Then we delve into your questions where Dan explains why space is so cold and then we pose Lucas' question on why people get allergies to Dr Gururaj Arumugakani Dangerous Dan continues and we learn all about the Marbled SalamanderThe Battle of the Sciences continues where Dan chats to Professor Adam Taylor from the University of Lancaster all about why Anatomy is the best! Then we pay a visit to Professor Hallux and Nurse Nanabot as they take a deep dive into the human body to find out all about antibiotics What do we learn about? - The end of ERS2's time in space - An exteremely rare turtle found in India - The 1,700 year old Roman chicken egg found in Aylesbury - Why people are allergic to things? - Why Anatomy is the best type of science? All on this week's episode of Science Weekly!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/02/2428m 2s

EXPLORING THE FROZEN FRONTIER: What is Antarctica's ULTRA Drone all about?🔬

It's time for another trip around the solar system on the BIGGER and BETTER Science Weekly!  This episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly we continue our bigger and better podcast where we put YOUR questions to our team of experts, have scientists battle it out for which science is the best & learn all about what's so amazing about the Windraces ULTRA drone and it's journey to Antarctica. Dan starts with the latest science news, where we learn about Space X's mission to land on the South Pole on the Moon, why Polar Bears face starvation? And Miriam McNabb from Drone Life joins us to explain the UK's mission to learn more about antarctica through it's Windracers ULTRA drone mission. Then we delve into your questions where Dan answers Arthur's query on whether the Earth will ever run out of water and then we pose Tolu's question on why we burp to Naomi Lavelle AKA Dr How Stuff Wows Dangerous Dan continues and we learn all about the Gila Monster - one of most deadly creatures in North AmericaThe Battle of the Sciences continues where Dan chats to Professor Jan Zalasiewicz from the University of Leicester all about why Geology is the best! Then we pay a visit to Finlay from our Geology Rocks series where we learn all about the importance of Fossils. What do we learn about? - Space X's mission to the moon - Britain's Antarctica drone mission - Why we burp? - The Gila Monster - North America's deadly lizard - Why Geology is the best type of science? All on this week's episode of Science Weekly!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/02/2426m 47s

THE BIGGER AND BETTER SCIENCE WEEKLY🧑‍🔬

It's time for another trip around the solar system on the BIGGER and BETTER Science Weekly!  This episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly we kick off our bigger and better podcast and we'll put YOUR questions to our team of experts, have scientists battle it out for which science is the best & learn all about what's so amazing about a new-born great white shark! Dan starts with the latest science news, where we learn about a brand new £12 million SUPER collider, a unique species of flying reptile from 168 million years ago, and Jules Bernstein, from the University of California Riverside, joins us to explain the phenomenon behind a new-born great white shark found it's waters by one of their students. Then we delve into your questions where Dan answers Charlotte's query on how sound comes out of mouths and then we pose Francis' question on how telephones work to Marshall Brain from How Stuff Works! Dangerous Dan continues and we learn all about the Oarfish - the boniest fish alive! A brand new feature on the podcast kicks off with 'The Battle of the Sciences' where Dan chats to Professor John Quinton all about why soil science is the best! Then Kareena, our chemistry superhero, teaches all all bout the role soil plays in our daily lives and the chemistry behind it! What do we learn about? - A new £12 billion pound super collider - The newborn great white shark spotted in California, USA - How phones work without a wire? - The Oarfish, better known as 'The Doomsday Fish' - Why soil is the best type of science? All on this week's episode of Science Weekly!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/02/2429m 21s

DON'T PANIC, We can SAVE the PLANET🌍

It's time for another trip around the solar system!  This episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly learns all about what we can do to help combat the climate crisis, how televisions work , and a look at a deadly bird from the continent of Africa. Dan starts with the latest science news, talking about how many times around the world that England's hedges would stretch, a national award for the young science writers of the UK, and the latest from Japan's SLIM moon landing mission. Then, science author James Campbell tells us all about his brand new book 'Don't Panic, We Can Save the Planet' and what things we can do to help fight the climate crisis. Techno Mom explains how televisions really work. In "Dangerous Dan" we find out about a deadly bird from the continent of Africa. Finally, Benny and Mal, two microbes, debate the ethical dilemmas of changing the way we look? What do we learn about? - The cheer vastness of England's hedges - Why Africa's Crowned Eagle is so dangerous - James Campbell talks all about his brand new book 'Don't Panic: We Can Save The Planet' and what we can do to combat the climate crisis - Techno Mom explains how TVs work - Benny and Mal's discussion raises questions about the ethics of changing the way we look All on this week's episode of Science Weekly!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/02/2424m 49s

JAPAN become the SIXTH country to LAND on the MOON!🚀🌙

It's time for another trip around the solar system!  This episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly learns all about Japan's SLIM mission to the moon, how aeroplanes really work , and a look at a deadly creature deep down in the ocean. Dan starts with the latest science news, discussing some brand new penguin colonies that've been identified, the Amazon's worst drought in 50 years, and the US mission to the moon that ended up in Flames. Then, the National Space Centre's Dhara Patel tells us all about Japan's SLIM moon landing which made them the sixth country to land on the moon and enter the space race. Techno Mom explains how aeroplanes really work. In "Dangerous Dan" we find out about the long and thin Pelican Eel from deep down in the ocean. Finally, Benny and Mal, two microbes, debate the ethical dilemmas of what would happen if we had super strength? What do we learn about? - The four new Emperor Penguin colonies discovered on Antarctica - Why the ocean's Pelican Eel's mouth makes it a dangerous creature. - Dhara Patel talks about Japan's SLIM moon landing and what the UK's plans are to join the space race? - Techno Mom explains how aeroplanes manage to fly - Benny and Mal's discussion raises questions about the ethics of super strength and why pain is actually a very important body function All on this week's episode of Science Weekly!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/01/2421m 56s

Could we LOSE FOOD due to CLIMATE CHANGE?🍔😲

It's time for another trip around the solar system!  This episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly explores the impact of climate change on food, brilliant inventions like LEDs, and a look at a deadly creature. Dan starts with the latest science news, discussing a gigantic ring-shaped structure in space, the discovery of an ancient city in the Amazon, and the world's oldest bit of skin from an amniote. Then, food scientist Maryn McKenna discusses how climate change could alter our diets, with crops potentially moving to different growing areas. Techno Mom explains how LEDs work and why they're energy-efficient. In "Dangerous Dan" we find out about the rough-skinned newt, a creature with a toxin in its skin. Finally, Benny and Mal, two microbes, debate the ethical dilemmas of replacing body parts and the concept of living forever. What do we learn about? - A gigantic ring structure in space and an ancient city in the Amazon have been discovered, challenging previous scientific understanding. - The rough-skinned newt's toxic skin makes it a dangerous creature. - Maryn McKenna talks about the future of food in the face of climate change, suggesting that crops may need to be moved or changed to adapt. - Techno Mom highlights the benefits of LEDs as an energy-saving lighting solution. - Benny and Mal's discussion raises questions about the ethics of body enhancements and the potential inequalities it could create. All on this week's episode of Science Weekly!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/01/2422m 33s

Could we see an EXERCISE TABLET in the future?🏃

It's time for another trip around the solar system! In this week's Science Weekly, Dan chats to Dr David Cox about the real possibility we could see medicine replicate the benefits of exercise in the near future? On the podcast this week: Future Exercise Medicine: Dan talks about the possibility of experiencing the benefits of exercise through medicine, particularly for people who are unable to exercise due to disabilities. Researchers are exploring hormones like Iricin, released during exercise, as potential therapeutic agents. NASA's Artemis 3 Mission: The mission to return astronauts to the moon has been delayed until at least September 2026 to allow time for the development of necessary technology, such as a lunar craft and spacesuits. Deep-Sea Mining in Norway: Norway is moving forward with commercial-scale deep-sea mining, which has raised environmental concerns about the potential impact on marine life. The government has stated that further environmental studies will be conducted before proceeding. Destruction of Confiscated Elephant Tusks: The Nigerian government destroyed £7 million worth of elephant tusks to send a message against the illegal wildlife trade. Despite bans, the ivory trade continues due to cultural demands. Benny and Mal Segment: The podcast features a segment with Benny and Mal, two microbe characters who discuss ethical dilemmas, like the implications of having X-ray vision on privacy. Listener Questions: Dan answers questions from listeners, explaining the poisonous chemicals in dishwasher tablets and the different types of rocks (sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous). Gliese 436b: This exoplanet is featured in the "Dangerous Dan" segment due to its extreme heat, presence of "burning ice," and unpredictable orbit, making it a dangerous place. How Glasses Work: Technomum explains that glasses and contact lenses help correct vision by bending light onto the retina in the correct way. All on this week's episode of Science Weekly! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/01/2422m 20s

What's happening in our SOLAR SYSTEM in 2024?🛸🚀

It's time for another trip around the solar system! In this week's Science Weekly, Dan chats to Dhara Patel, from the National Space Centre, all about what we can expect to see in space in 2024 Dan explains why 2023 was one of the hottest ever on record, why the UK's first space-port will be in the Shetland Islands & answers your questions about why we can a star shining even after it's burnt out?All on this week's episode of Science Weekly!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/01/2425m 1s

Science Weekly 2023: The BEST Science of the Year!

It's the end of 2023, and Earth has completed another calendar orbit around the sun. A lot of science has happened in that time! Let us reflect... In this special edition of Science Weekly, Dan revisits conversations with four brilliant guests from 2023. We have Ted Melville about how he got into rocket building, and his team's journey to the World Space modelling Championships! Amy Meek, founder of Kids Against Plastic, tells us all about her mission to look after the environment! Anna Horleston, Planetary Seismologist speaks all NASA’s InSight Mars Mission – which will help us figure out just what Mars is made of! Last but not least Mike Gunton and Tim Walker from the BBC Natural History Unit who were the big brains behind Prehistoric Planet. Techno Mum explains how digital cameras work & Microbes Bene and Mal look at the ethical dilemmas behind if we to ever gain x-ray vision! Rockets, Dinosaurs, and all manners of science await in this glorious review of a spectacular year for science. Have yourself a happy new year! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/12/2349m 50s

Will AI eventually TAKE OVER the WORLD?🤖

It's time for another trip around the solar system! In this week's Science Weekly, Dan chats to Mike Wooldridge about his Christmas Lecture for the Royal Institution all about AI & what the future holds for humans and robots alike? Dan explains all about last week's meteor shower & answers your questions about will we ever know how stars there are in space?All on this week's episode of Science Weekly!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/12/2327m 18s

Will we ever be to LIVE on ANOTHER PLANET?🪐

It's time for another trip around the solar system! In this week's Science Weekly, Dan chats to Ed Turner, from the National Space Centre, all about Beagle 2 and what we've learnt from it 20 years on. Dan explains all about the skull of a seamonster that was found in Dorset & answers your questions about will we ever be able to live on another planet?All on this week's episode of Science Weekly!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/12/2325m 49s

How Science is preparing for FOOTBALL on the MOON🌕🌙

It's time for another trip around the solar system! In this week's Science Weekly, Dan chats to Erim Ali, winner of the Lunar Football Kit competition, to explain what went into her designs for the first ever Moon United kit? Dan explains how a school in Sheffield is fighting the battle against pollution & answers your questions about why we cry and why copper wires glow when they get hot?All on this week's episode of Science Weekly!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/12/2321m 34s

An ASTEROID is coming to the UK!☄️

It's time for another trip around the solar system! In this week's Science Weekly, Dan chats to Eddie Murray, a Bison Ranger based in Herne Bay about Kent's latest wildlife conservation project Dan explains why an asteroid is coming to the UK, why we could soon be flying with zero emissions & answers your questions about how water affects our body and our senses.All on this week's episode of Science Weekly!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/12/2321m 44s

How Science CHANGED the WORLD!🌎

It's time for another trip around the solar system! In this week's Science Weekly, Dan chats to Robert Winston, one of Britain's most famous scientists about his new book The Story of Science Dan explains all about zebra sharks and answers your questions on how mobile phones work?Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/11/2320m 56s

Could we be CLOSE to finding ALIEN LIFE?👽

It's time for another trip around the solar system! In this week's Science Weekly, Dan chats to Mike Darch fron the National Space Centre about whether we could be closer than ever to finding alien life!  Dan explains why the dinosaurs could've roamed our very streets here in the UK and answers your questions on why we can't see Oxygen particles?Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/11/2323m 38s

How DRAWING could SAVE THE WORLD?!🌎

It's time for another trip around the solar system! In this week's Science Weekly, Dan chats to climate expert Emma Reynolds about the science behind climate change and her amazing book, Drawn To Change the World!  Dan explains why the number of jellyfish in the UK is increasing and answers your questions on what our planet would be like without all the oceans?Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/11/2324m 38s

Is this a BIRD with a SWORD for a BEAK?! PLUS, how to upcycle for this Christmas!!!

Welcome aboard, space explorers! In this week's Science Weekly, Dan chats to author Vashti Hardy all about the ways we can be more sustainable for Christmas time with her amazing book, Santa's Marvellous Mechanical Workshop!  UK astronauts will be heading back into orbit! Tim Peake went up into space ten years ago, and finally four UK astronauts will be exploring the cosmos! Dan's figured out how light bulbs work and why we breath automatically, and we learn about a sword fighting bird in Dangerous Dan. En garde!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/11/2322m 32s

We're searching for YOUR ideas with Dragon's Den's Deborah Meaden! 👩‍🔧

The skies are calling! It must be time to head into Dan's spaceship and head off into SPACE! We have Dragon's Den star and entrepreneur Deborah Meaden chatting to Dan this week all about the Everyday Engineering Competition. The Royal Academy of Engineering have teamed up with Deborah to find the most brilliant, inventive and sustainable feats of engineering from you and anyone who thinks they've got an amazing idea to make everyday life better! Winners will be voted for on National Engineering Day, 1st November. Find out everything you need to know about the Everyday Engineering competition here! You'd like to know why spicy food tastes hot even when it's cold, we learn about a very crafty critter with a TERRIFYING name, and scientists are looking at a brand new supernova! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/10/2325m 36s

DEADLY WITCH HAIR and an ARMY of CRUSTACEANS!

How can an army of crustaceans help climate change? Why do leaves change colour in autumn? Technology expert Maggie Philbin is chatting all about Europe Code Week and all the fun ways you can get involved, we hear about how copying and printing works with Techno Mum and how music can help astronauts in Deep Space High!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/10/2323m 10s

Dan challenges Radzi Chinyanganya to a SCIENCE FACT OFF!!!

We're chatting to actual factual fact expert Radzi Chinyanganya all about his new book, Radzi's Incredible Facts! Radzi is here to chat about some of his favourite facts from the book, including why our brains are so amazing and how old you'll be when you've lived for a billion seconds! Buying a 31.7 birthday cake has never been so difficult... A company has been FINED for leaving rubbish in space, we take a close look at a venomous underwater snake, and your questions are answered - this week, they're on how our stomachs digest food and what would happen if the Sun CRASHED into the Earth! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/10/2332m 25s

Studying the MYSTERIOUS storms of Neptune...

We're boarding our rocket ship to Neptune this week! Professor Patrick Irwin from the University of Oxford is here to chat to Dan all about his research on the dark spots on Neptune. First discovered in the 1980s with new space faring technology, the spots can now be studied from Earth. This is no easy feat - they disappear and reappear all the time. And yet, Patrick and his team have made great strides in solving this science mystery!  Dangerous Dan takes us to a terrifying plant in South America known as the Devil's Trumpets (pretty appropriate name if you ask me), you'll find out how big infinity REALLY IS, and NASA's James Webb telescope is picking up signs of life among the distant stars and planets! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/10/2326m 41s

What would happen to you inside a BLACK HOLE?

Dan is here once again with his special research rocket ship to take you into the depths of space, and we'll be spending some time with the animals down on Earth too! Conservationist and wildlife expert Lizzie Daly is here this week to tell you how you can make a difference and do your part to help animals. She's talking about the Actions for Animals Guide, a list of 50 simple actions that foster coexistence between animals and people! Samples from the most DANGEROUS rock in the solar system have been collected in a capsule, there's been a big discovery in dark matter, and you'll find out what happens if you go inside a black hole... all that and more to come!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/09/2326m 1s

Diving with SHARKS with Eloise from Deadly Mission Shark!

Put on your scuba gear, we're going below the waves this week to check out some sharks! Eloise is a shark expert who went to the Bahamas with Steve Backshall, to study sharks and their environment for CBBC's Deadly Mission Shark. Sharks have a bad reputation, but do they deserve it? It's important that our animals are safe and protected, and Eloise has some ideas on how we can all help.  In science news there's a dinosaur skeleton for sale in Paris, you'll find out how weather forecasts work when Dan answers your listener questions, and a tiny caterpillar is capable of a whole lot of destruction in Dangerous Dan! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/09/2326m 36s

A SECRET PLANET might exist in OUR Solar System!!!

Welcome, Science Explorer! Ready to get clued up on all the amazing maths, chemistry, physics and general awesomeness that surrounds us this week? Yes? Then let's get into it!  Astronomy expert Colin Stuart writes books about some interesting science conundrums, such as how we could live on Mars or travel backwards in time. Dan wants to know how he comes up with such brilliant questions, and how we might go about researching and answering them!  Staying close to home for Dangerous Dan, you'll meet a yellow-tailed scorpion and find out their history in the UK! Your science questions are answered (why IS water see-through?) and NASA's James Webb telescope might have found a sign of life on a distant planet! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/09/2327m 33s

Rocket Safety 101 and why our giraffes need protecting!

Welcome aboard the Science Weekly rocket! Dan is your captain and the destination is the far corners of the galaxy!  Climate expert Nicola Davies is here to talk about the unique ways in which animals will be affected by climate change. Her new book, Protecting the Planet: The Season of Giraffes, is on the shortlist for this year’s Children's Writing on Nature and Conservation Awards! She's telling Dan all about climate change from a giraffe's point of view, and what we can do to help these beautiful animals as we all try and slow down the effects of climate change.  You've been sending in your science questions, and this week you'll find out how to stay safe in a rocket and how your body fights viruses! There's updates on rockets in Science in the News, and Dangerous Dan features a seed from South East Asia's Pangium Edule plant that can make you DELIRIOUS!  Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/09/2327m 44s

DARK MATTER... what is it? Could the Euclid Mission help us to understand it?

If you've ever wondered how the universe works, you are not alone. In fact, this is a question humanity has been trying to answer since... forever! One huge science mystery is dark matter. We can tell it's there because of the way light bends around in space, and scientists think it could hold the key to many science secrets. That's why the Euclid Mission is underway to study dark matter in the universe, and Dhara Patel from the National Space Centre is here to tell us all about it!  You've been asking away and Dan has been doing some science digging to answer your questions! How do time zones work, and what's a blue supermoon? And WHAT is a zombie worm?! Listen to find out! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/09/2326m 30s

You could play football ON THE MOON! 🌑

All aboard the rocket ship into space! It's that time of the week where Dan ventures out and finds all the science secrets lurking around the universe. This week, Sophie Harker from the Institution of Engineering and Technology is telling us how we could play football on the moon! There's a lunar rule book full of ways to adapt to the harsh conditions of space, AND if you're 4-13 years old you can design the official Moon United football kit! For your chance to have your design chosen as the winner, enter here. India made history with the first moon mission to land on the South Pole of the moon, you want to know if there are colours we can't see (and how do we know if there are?), and there's a deadly mushroom with a VERY cool name in Dangerous Dan. Destroying Angel, I think I saw them at Glastonbury...Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26/08/2328m 56s

A new app designed for ELEPHANTS!

Welcome along to your weekly trip around the solar system! Dr Lisa Yon from the University of Nottingham is telling us all about a brand new app being used by elephant enclosures to help their keepers understand how they're feeling and what their health is like. Broken trunk? There's an app for that!  In science news, Harrison Ford has yet ANOTHER animal named after him! First an ant and then a snake, Harrison is now the namesake of a new species of snake in Peru. We also set out to answer some of your questions, like why are yawns contagious? You better not be yawning listening to this!   Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/08/2325m 28s

Eight year old Aneeshwar Kunchala has a new CBeebies Science show with Steve Backshall!

We're skipping the rocket this week and heading into the landscapes of Earth to see what creatures we can find! Aneeshwar Kunchala has a new show out Monday 14th August on CBeebies - Steve and Aneeshwar Go Wild! Find out how Aneeshwar began studying the natural world and what it was like working with legend Steve Backshall on this brand new series!  Sticking with weird and wonderful creatures, scientists have discovered an ancient whale MUCH bigger than the blue whale that lived over 39 million years ago! Plus, a very sticky situation arises in Dangerous Dan with one very resourceful spider... all that AND MORE to come! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/08/2325m 50s

BONUS: The Space Programme

Have you heard our series, The Space Programme?  Life on the Isle of Lune is about to get out-of-this-world! It's a radio drama all about a brand new UK spaceport and the story of a soon-to-be child-astronaut. Hear The Space Programme every Friday from 4pm on Fun Kids, the UK's children's radio station, and as a podcast too.  Plus, Fun Kids Podcasts+ subscribers get all 20 episodes right now, ad-free! Listen to the whole series before anyone else. Get a 30-day free trial of Fun Kids Podcasts+ by tapping 'Try Free' in Apple Podcasts or by heading to FunKidsLive.com/plusJoin Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/08/238m 50s

How YOU can help the environment - by counting butterflies!!! 🦋

Say hi to a butterfly! This week, Dan's chatting to Zoe Randal all about the butterfly count. Each Summer, we are encouraged to look around us, counting these gorgeous insects and checking what type of butterfly they are. From this, butterfly experts can figure out the health of the environment!  In science news, orcas are getting rowdy with fishing boats off the coast of Spain - or are they just playing? You've been sending in your questions too, and this week they're on why we get itchy skin and how coal can turn into a diamond! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/08/2327m 7s

A miracle material worn by Formula 1 drivers and astronauts!

What's the link between race car drivers and astronauts? Emma Mosley from the National Space Centre is here to chat all about it! From suits to cameras, missions to space have inspired breakthrough technology in the racing field.  Dan reports on some recent science news, such as the human-caused temperature rises in Europe, the Euclid mission to try and figure out how much dark matter is in the universe, and the river Seine in France becoming clean enough to swim in again! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/07/2322m 30s

BEWARE : TOXIC SLIME!

Yes you heard us! This slime is so deadly it can even kill... We find out how archaeologists dig up their treasures with expert Letty Ingray, in the news we hear about how these extreme temperatures will soon be normal. We take a trip to space to hear more about the weather across the solar system, and how exactly money works with Techno Mum. And as always we will be answering your questions, this week its what is sleep paralysis - and why do sharks have so many teeth? Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/07/2324m 48s

Particularly poisonous pufferish 🐡 and how we can keep our oceans clean!

This week, you and Dan are setting sail to take a closer look at what's in the sea! Amy Meek, returning guest of the podcast and founder of Kids Against Plastic, tells us all about her mission to look after the environment and what inspired her to start this incredible initiative. You've been asking away, and Dan has some answers - why does ice sometimes make a cracking noise when you put it in water, and how DO we see? Once we've learnt about what not to put in the ocean, we discover a pufferfish with a very dangerous trait... all that and more to come in this week's Science Weekly!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/07/2326m 33s

Time moved FIVE TIMES SLOWER at the beginning of the universe!

Welcome aboard your journey around the solar system! We've got an ocean expert on this week. Loren Hiller from the Marine Stewardship Council is chatting to Dan all about the effects we have on our oceans and why it's so important to take good care of them!  Moving up into the stars, scientists have used black holes to look at the early universe. They've observed some pretty cool stuff - it turns out time used to be five times slower in the first billion years of the universe!  You'll be transported to a very dangerous island in Dangerous Dan, and your questions are answered - why do our stomachs make noise, and how does our body heal itself? It's all here in this week's Science Weekly!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/07/2325m 23s

Become a scientist at the Summer Science Exhibition!

Happy Saturday! Dan's here to tell you everything that's going on in the world of science. Carlos Frenk is here to tell you all about the wonderful science activities going on next week for the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, including a chance to conduct your own experiments! Carlos is an astronomer, so Dan also found out some of the biggest unanswered questions of the universe that he'd like to answer... In science news, white spots might help monarch butterflies migrate and an app can care for elephants. You've been sending in your questions and this week they're on why salt makes us thirsty and why eye colours are different, and the WEIRDEST WORM on the PLANET makes a gruesome appearance in Dangerous Dan! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/07/2334m 36s

Eco-friendly space travel is closer than we think!

It's a Saturday, and you know what that means! You're here to whizz around the solar system with Dan, and soon you could be in a reusable spacecraft! Our guest on the Science Weekly podcast this week is space expert Catherine Muller from the National Space Centre, here to chat all about the new Boeing Starliner! Hear about its development, what NASA plans to do with it, and what the future holds for climate friendly space travel.  You wanted to know why you sneeze when you look at the sun and why onions make you cry, and be warned, there's a very stinky bird in Dangerous Dan... Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/06/2329m 32s

It's all about ROCKETS with Ted Melville from Rocketry Team GB!

Usually Dan is the one chatting about rockets and jetting off around the solar system, but this week we have a very special guest on the podcast to chat about rocketry! Ted Melville is here to talk about how he got into rocket building, and his team's journey to the World Spacemodeling Championships in Austin, Texas! Along with Charlie and Wilfred, these three teens from the East Anglian Rocketry Society will fly over to the US to compete in a host of rocket builds.  Dan's answering your questions about teeth and planets and we learn about a very stinky defence mechanism in Dangerous Dan!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/06/2331m 13s

How to care for the planet with 7 year old Moksha Roy!

Welcome to your weekly guide to all things science! Dan is focusing on planet Earth in this week's episode, with young UN representative Moksha Roy who tells us all about her work with the UN, how countries can achieve their own eco-friendly goals, and how you at home can help make a difference!  Also to come, a butterfly has seemingly come back from extinction and one of Saturn's moons is gushing out a HUUUGE jet of water! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/06/2331m 53s

How Many CUPCAKES can a BEAR EAT AT ONCE?!

A very hungry bear ransacked a cupcake shop in this weeks Science in the News - and its a very BUG themed episode with a beautiful yet DEADLY moth being the centre of Dangerous Dan, AND we speak to Daniel Clark from the Story Museum who is creating a brand new exhibit on climate change and... ANTS! We answer your science questions, such as why is the centre of the earth hot- and head to space with the team from Deep Space High!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/06/2329m 57s

EVERYTHING you need to know about SPAAACE!

Dan is back on his spacecraft and you're invited to travel ALL around the universe in this very spacey episode!  Izzie Clarke, presenter and space expert, is here to tell Dan all about her new book, Everyday STEM Science - Space! Izzie can teach you how to discover the role space plays in our daily lives, with facts, stories, and experiments to try at home! Plus, we're taking a look at a particularly slimy fish in Dangerous Dan, and you guys asked some great questions this week - what's the deal with poisonous frogs? Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/05/2334m 24s

We're chatting DINOSAURS with Prehistoric Planet!

Hey hey hey, welcome to your weekly trip around the solar system! This episode Dan's chatting to Mike Gunton and Tim Walker, two people who work on David Attenborough's new series of Prehistoric Planet! Find out how we can recreate dinosaurs visually, and breathe new life into what we know about these past beasts.  Dan's also answering your most burning science questions - this week, it's all about what Mars is made out of and why you may not always remember your dreams... it's all to come in this week's episode!     Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/05/2331m 9s

Can YOU eat 5000 YEAR OLD CHEESE?!

Exploring the future that lies beyond Earth, or investigating the history of our planet down below - we've got it all in this week's episode!  Archaeologist Miranda Evans is here to talk to us all about cheesemaking over 5,000 years ago! It turns out being lactose intolerant was super common back then, and studying the dishes which held the cheese tells us a LOT about how it was made and used!  Dan's got your questions to answer too! Can you sneeze with your eyes open, and why do we have different languages? Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/05/2327m 38s

BONUS: New series, Badger and The Blitz

A story of love and hope, inspired by the real-life events of World War II. When Jack’s dog and best friend Badger finds her life on the line, he must act fast to save her. An act of survival becomes an adventure, as they journey across war-torn London to find the one person who can help them. But when Jack is evacuated from the city, he’s alone once more until his love for Badger drives him back home to find his beloved friend. But has he arrived too late to save her? Get episodes of Badger and The Blitz right now by following the podcast here: https://podfollow.com/1681764640  Fun Kids Podcasts+ subscribers get all episodes right now. Tap 'Try Free' in Apple Podcasts or head to FunKidsLive.com/plusJoin Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/05/239m 42s

Jupiter's icy moons and how we're going to explore them!

This week, Claire Medhurst is on the show to tell Dan about her experience at the JUICE launch! No, we're not flinging some Tropicana into the atmosphere - that name stands for Jupiter's Icy Moons Explorer! What insights can we gain about our solar system from exploring Jupiter's moons? Claire explains all.  Learn about a dino with a rather large nose in Dangerous Dan, and find out why sunflowers turn to face the sun! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/05/2329m 37s

Amazing Robots, Mind-Blowing Space Facts and Martian Mysteries!

How can we help Robots to interact with the world around them? Enter Thomas Thuruthel, biorobotics expert who is helping robots to grip objects - we answer your questions too, this week we find out what exactly a light year is! We spin the wheel learn more about an amazing engineering feat and the Deep Space High crew are back on Mars exploring the organic materials that are found there. Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/04/2326m 39s

BONUS: National Trust Kids' Podcast – Ranger Rae and The Wildlifers

I wanted to share with you a brand new episode of a podcast we’ve been working on at Fun Kids.  It’s called the National Trust Kids’ Podcast.  Take a listen – and if you like what you hear, remember to follow the podcast wherever you’re listening to this. Follow the podcast here: https://podfollow.com/1681085306 Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/04/2314m 48s

What is NASA's plan for the moon?

Happy Earth Day! This week, Dan is chatting to an expert on lunar bases Ed Turner from the National Space Centre! The moon, like many celestial objects, is not the most inhabitable place for humans. This means there are challenges we need to overcome - where do we land? How long can we last there? And how can we protect ourselves from DEADLY magnetosphere radiation?  Dan's answering your questions too, and this time they're all about animals! Find out what the most deadliest and longest living creatures are on planet Earth. Dangerous Dan warns us of a small sperm whale which can use its own poo to make an escape - yes, you heard that right - and we delve into some amazing science news. Did you know you can look at a 3D map of Mars? It's all here in this week's episode! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/04/2328m 54s

Putting the fun in fun-gi and some hair on a frog!

Are fungi just misunderstood marvels of nature? Jassy Drakulic, mycologist and fungus expert, chats to Dan about how interesting and complex fungi really are!  Dan's been doing his homework for your science questions - this week, we find out if electric cars are good for the planet and what a blood moon is!  Then, travel to Central Africa to pay a certain hairy amphibian a visit. Hang on, it can do what with its bones? Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/04/2329m 38s

We're going BACK TO THE MOON and are ALIENS IN CONTACT?

Ever wonder what your pet is thinking, Jess French joins us to chat all about the connection we have with our furry (and not so furry) friends! We look at the strange signals coming from planet that could contain life... and meet the 4 astronauts taking us back to the moon. We spin the wheel of engineering again this week and head to Mars with Deep Space High to find out how to make the best rovers for the temperature. Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/04/2324m 55s

A lizard that shoots BLOOD from its EYES?!

Welcome to a brand new Fun Kids Science Weekly!  Dan is chatting to Shini Somara this week. She's an engineering expert and has a book coming out all about the cool things engineers have done. With illustrations and a haven of science information, Engineers Making A Difference is one to look out for! You might see it in your secondary school, as Shini's book is being donated to schools across the UK.  Your questions are answered - are hyena laughs a stereotype? - and Dangerous Dan delves into an awesome lizard with a fancy name and a deadly party trick. All that and SO MUCH MORE in this week's episode! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/04/2327m 42s

The engineering MARVEL of bionic limbs!

Hey hey hey, welcome to the Fun Kids Science Weekly! Dan is here with Patrick Kane to teach you all about bionic limbs - that's limbs that are engineered for people who are missing limbs or limb function! Patrick has a book out called Human 2.0, where you can find out all about the amazing feats of medical engineering that help people using technology.  You'll also find out about the biggest and brightest star in the observable universe, why men go bald, and an OUTER SPACE DUST STORM! Leave Earth for half an hour and join Dan in his trip around the solar system! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/03/2326m 1s

Why do we need to sleep and what's in the night sky above us when we do?

Greetings, Earthling! If you have intercepted this signal, congratulations! You're about to launch off Earth and take a trip around the solar system... and BEYOND!  In this week's Science Weekly, astronomer Mark Thompson is talking to Dan about the night sky and sleeping! What questions should we be asking about space - why is the universe expanding? Are we truly alone in the universe, or could there be an alien science podcast out there? Mark tells all.  Your science questions are being answered! This week, you can find out why car windows fog up and why boomerangs come back to us after we throw them. Plus, Professor Pulsar has signed you up for a brand new class all about Mars, so I hope you brought your notebook. Attendance will be taken!  Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/03/2336m 43s

Why are dinosaurs missing their heads?!

It's another Fun Kids Science Weekly! This week, Dan is chatting to expert on the history of science and the natural world, Iszi Thompson! Iszi explains how famous scientists used to believe in magic and gives Dan some strange facts about dinosaur skulls going missing... Dan reports on a robot arm which can remove space debris in Science in the News, Dangerous Dan warns of an exceptionally dangerous plant, and while the students at Deep Space High are on holiday Professor Pulsar is wondering if pets can go to space! Don't get any ideas...Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/03/2331m 54s

The Flying Scotsman steam train turns 100!

Would you like to join Dan for a quick trip around the solar system? You would? Well, let's GO!  This week, Dan is chatting to Karen Bennett about the famous steam-powered locomotive, The Flying Scotsman! This train celebrates its 100th birthday this year, and Karen is here to tell you everything you need to know about the celebrations and the science.  In Dangerous Dan, you'll learn about a TERRIFYING type of weather that will make the UK seem like a tropical paradise... and discover how conservationists are boosting the population of a rather large frog in Science in the News! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/03/2328m 8s

A GIANT 3D tongue used for chocolate experiments!!!

It's another episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly, so of course Dan is chatting to another science EXPERT! This week it's food scientist Anwesha Sarkar from the University of Leeds, who has done research on the yummiest of snacks - CHOCOLATE! Find out how a model tongue was used in experiments and how science could elevate this sweet treat.  In Dangerous Dan, be wary of the boa... and find out how craters are formed and how many exist on planet Earth with Professor Pulsar and Sam in another episode of Deep Space High! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/02/2336m 19s

The element with an UNBELIEVABLE origin!

It's Saturday! No packed lunch, no school bells, just another fact-filled episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly.  This week Dan's chatting to Helen Bell, co-author of The Extraordinary Book That Invents Itself! Find out how you can create a whole bunch of experiments and inventions at home, plus hear about how young people have changed the world with their inventions!  Learn about the unlikely way in which an element was discovered in Dangerous Dan, then later join Professor Pulsar as he explains one of the most beautiful Earthly phenomena - the Northern Lights, or aurora borealis. Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/02/2328m 36s

The green comet that visits once every 50,000 YEARS

Hello hello hello, class is in session! In this week's episode, Dan chats to astronomy expert Hayley Smith all about C/2023 E3 (ZTF) - otherwise known as the 'green comet'! Where does the comet get its colour from, can we predict its journey, and is there still a chance to witness it?  In Dangerous Dan, face the terrifying so-called 'cow killer' wasp! Professor Pulsar is here too, to teach you all about fluid dynamics! What is a fluid, anyway...?Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/02/2326m 29s

The AMAZING Journeys of Animals!

Happy Saturday, it's another Fun Kids Science Weekly!  In this episode, Dan chats to animal expert Philippa Forrester on her new book, Amazing Animal Journeys! Find out about Philippa's own experience with animals, including an unlikely orca sighting.  In the coolest school above us all, Professor Pulsar teaches us that storms are one of the reasons we can live on Earth! Dangerous Dan introduces us to a truly terrifying airborne reptile, and Engineer Academy delivers another lesson on the A-Z of engineering! GET LISTENING! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/02/2325m 56s

NUCLEAR FUSION and deadly birds...

In THIS fantastic spacey episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly, Dan chats to a member of the lab who managed to briefly recreate the energy of the SUN, Annie Kritcher all the way from California! Find out what this could mean for the future of energy!  Travel to Deep Space High to discover why precipitation is so important, and listen to an account of one of the most dangerous birds... all that and MORE in this week's journey through science! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/01/2332m 47s

Keeping Cool with SNOT BUBBLES and a Big NASA Update!

This week Dan is chatting to Anna Horleston, Planetary Seismologist all about the recent information from NASA's InSight Mars Mission - which will help us figure out just what Mars is made of! We also find out the gross way that Echidnas keep cool in Australia - the clue is in the title! In Dangerous Dan we learn about the DEADLY rushing waters of 'Angel Falls' in Venezuela, and Engers is back with another round of engineering education, and Deep Space High is Minerals!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/01/2332m 31s

How to bring back extinct animals... and FART SCIENCE!!!

This week Dan is chatting to natural world expert and science advisor to Beano, Helen Pilcher! Are scientists trying to bring back woolly mammoths?! How are they going about this? Helen tackles this and other prolific scientific mysteries, such as... the optimal fart noise according to maths. Ground-breaking stuff!  In Dangerous Dan we learn about the DREADED decompression sickness of diving, Engers is back with another round of engineering education, and Deep Space High is schooling us on earthquakes and volcanoes! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/01/2331m 6s

How do dogs know what we're feeling?

Happy New Year, it's a brand new episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly! We've got tons of cool science to kick off 2023. This week, Dan chats to animal expert Clara Wilson on how dogs can tell when we're stressed, and where this research could lead in the future!  School is in session with another episode of Deep Space High, where we learn all about Earth's core. We welcome a new show to Science Weekly - the A to Z of Engineering! What letter will we be learning about this week? It all depends on the spinning wheel... all that and more in this episode! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/01/2335m 21s

Science Weekly 2022: The BEST Science of the Year!

It's the end of 2022, and Earth has completed another calendar orbit around the sun. A lot of science has happened in that time! Let us reflect... In this special edition of Science Weekly, Dan revisits conversations with four brilliant guests from 2022. We have Jon Lomberg, astronomy artist and designer of the Golden Record aboard the Voyager spacecraft! Insect expert George McGavin is next, followed by Dhara Patel from the National Space Centre on the first stars in the universe! Last but not least Steve Backshall, animal expert and starring in CBBC's Deadly 60, chats to Dan about his live show all about the ocean.  Curious Kate ponders how smart grids work, and a NEW feature begins as we welcome Mrs Higgs Boson and Professor Pulsar from Deep Space High to Science Weekly! Space, animals, and all manners of science await in this glorious review of a spectacular year for science. Have yourself a happy new year! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
31/12/2256m 58s

What makes you want to dance?

Ho to the power of three, it's a Christmas Eve episode of Science Weekly! This week Dan chats to neuroscientist Daniel Cameron about what makes us move... can a rhythm inspire a dance? How about low frequencies? And why is dancing something human beings love to do?? It's not like eating, which keeps us alive. Do we just do it for fun? Or is there something else going on... Dangerous Dan reveals the sinister side of the beloved and festive mistletoe, Tom tells his sister Curious Kate all about the clever abilities of electric vehicles, and Santamory examines the aerodynamics needed for Santa's travels around the world!  Have a very merry Christmas from everyone here at Science Weekly! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/12/2227m 55s

The most distant galaxy EVER SEEN!

Science in the News kicks off this week's episode with a report on NASA's unmanned Orion capsule launch! Find out when NASA will put human beings back into space... and the James Webb space telescope found GL-z13, the most far away galaxy we've ever discovered! Dan talks to Sir Tony Robinson about his involvement in a post-climate change survival game, and what Tony thinks we should do to progress society further to a more environmentally friendly way of living. Curious Kate talks to her brother Tom about how heating works, Santamory analyses the efficiency and structure of Santa's sleigh, and Dangerous Dan tells us about a particularly rough reptile...  all that and more in this week's Science Weekly!   Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/12/2223m 1s

Bones, Kilonovas, and a bit of Santa too!

In this week's episode, Dan chats to Professor Dame Sue Black about what it means to study the human body. Is science a way to solve mysteries? Listen to what an expert thinks!  In Science in the News, Virgin Orbit launches soon in the UK, planning on venturing into the skies from Cornwall! Also, a KILONOVA has been discovered by scientists from the University of Leicester... but what is a kilonova? Dan, explain!  How can we convert wind into electricity? Curious Kate wonders about wind energy with her brother Tom this week. Christmas has arrived at Science Weekly as new arrival Santamory teaches us some numeric facts and figures about the Science of Christmas! Impress all your mates with your scientific knowledge on Mr Claus. Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/12/2221m 49s

Chimpanzees walk in sync?!

Guess what? It's time for another week's Fun Kids Science Weekly! In this episode, Dan talks to Dr Manon Schweinfurth about her research on chimpanzees and how, like us human beings, they naturally match each other's walking pace!  Science in the News reveals where to catch a glimpse of the world's largest known animal to ever walk the Earth, and the latest update on a Mars rover going to the moon!  Curious Kate gives us the scoop on all things water powered, and Amy's Aviation compares the roles of pilots and astronauts! Space enthusiasts, rejoice! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/12/2228m 58s

What could an eco-friendly Earth look like?

This week in Science Weekly, Dan talks to Planetari founder Cindy Forde about climate change and the future of an eco-friendly Earth. Her new book, Bright New World, outlines some of the creative ways we can help the planet!  In Science in the News, we discover the link between a meteorite in Gloucestershire and our oceans! Your questions are answered - why is one of our planets rotating CLOCKWISE?! Amy's Aviation imagines a world without planes, and Curious Kate talks about all things solar! Get comfy and get listening! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26/11/2225m 34s

Why do sea birds fly TOWARDS a storm?!

In this episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly, Dan talks to bird expert Emily Shepard from the University of Swansea to find out more about how our airborne friends stay safe during extreme weather conditions! In Science in the News we discover that rats know how to boogie, and Dan answers your most burning questions - what makes up the veggies we eat, anyway? Amy from Amy's Aviation talks space travel, and Curious Kate gives us an insight in light! Find that out and more in this week's show!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/11/2227m 56s

This is the Fun Kids Science Weekly

Thanks for listening to the Fun Kids Science Weekly. When you subscribe to Fun Kids Podcasts Plus you’ll get access to your favourite show without ads, plus access to over 30 other Fun Kids podcasts too! You’ll also unlock special bonus episodes that you won’t find anywhere else…  If you're on Apple Podcasts, tap 'try free'. If you're anywhere else, head to FunKidsLive.com/plus!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/11/2251s

What treasures are in our sewage?

In Science in the News we find out the latest news where an old train got an eco friendly renovation and Igor Klymenko chats to us about his fantastic invention that detects land mines!  We have a new series on the show this week called Curious Kate, where we find out all about what electricity is. And as always we are joined by Amy to hear all about alternative fuels when it comes to flying!  It's getting spicy with the California Reaper as the subject of this weeks dangerous Dan and we hear from you and answer your science questions.Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/11/2227m 40s

What should you do with your leftover pumpkins?

Whatever you do... DON'T THROW AWAY YOUR PUMPKINS! In Science in the News we find out the latest news with the James Webb telescope and about a crater on Mars! We figure out how we can make drinking water and learn about robots the size of our hair that could be swimming around our body soon! The fosser is the subject of this weeks dangerous Dan and we come to our final episode of Hallux's Hydrology. In Amy's Aviation its all about Jet Engines! Chucks Away! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/11/2222m 58s

How On EARTH Do You Weigh The EARTH?!

This week Scientist and author Isabel Thomas joins us to answer some of the strangest questions around. We hear about the deadly blood sucking Vulture Bee in Dangerous Dan and as always we are joined by our friends Professor Hallux and Amy's Aviation to hear all about the water you shouldn't drink and how propellors work! In Science In the News, we hear of 53 silent sea creatures that can actually talk and a fantastic froggy discovery!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/10/2225m 4s

Could We Be The First Country Back on THE MOON?

We speak with the amazing David Aguilar about his prosthetic designs made entirely from LEGO this week, we hear about the race back to the moon and a lost otter pup in Science in the News. There is a dangerous ocean creature in Dangerous Dan. And we learn all about Hydration and the different types of planes in Professor Hallux and Amy's Aviation! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/10/2227m 56s

Is this the future of fashion?

Our interview with Dr Ciara McGrath the Young Woman Engineer of the Year reveals some of the possibilities for the smart fashion of the FUTURE! In Science in the News Seagulls are going missing and we find out what people are making with old fishing nets... and the star of dangerous Dan is the FANG TOOTHED FISH!  There's still time to also catch up with Professor Hallux about what we drink and Amy Aviation is here to tell us about some amazing plane designs!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/10/2227m 10s

A Space Week Special including Tim Peake!

It's Space Week which means we have not one, but two amazing interviews! Firstly we're finding out all about a special edition of The Week Junior's Science and Nature Magazine - plus Tim Peake answers questions from you, our wonderful listeners!! There's still time to also catch up with Professor Hallux about what we drink and Amy Aviation is here to tell us about some amazing plane designs!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/10/2234m 59s

You'll Never Believe How Useful Having A Pet Cheetah Is?

Have you ever heard of the Shrike Bird? Its in our Dangerous Dan this week! We answer your questions on 'What is Chlorophyll' and 'Will we ever live on another planet?'. We also have Professor Alan Wilson join us to chat about his work on Big Cats and we are joined by Hallux again to learn about our Hydration and Amys Aviation to learn about Metal Frame Planes! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/10/2226m 28s

Why don't we laugh if we tickle ourselves and how much should we be drinking?

Rats are the subject of Dangerous Dan this week, we also hear from Steve Backshall about his new book all about The Galapagos plus what he's doing to help combat climate change. There's more of your questions too including the big topic of black holes!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/09/2226m 57s

Rockin' Drummer Chimps!

Why are we friends with people who smell similar to us? Why haven't more animals evolved with trunks? And why is water transparent? All this and more is answered this week! We hear about a failed rocket launch, a terrifying creature in Dangerous Dan, and we have a brand new friend who loves planes and can't wait to chat to you in Amy's Aviation! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/09/2224m 39s

Where Did The Moon Come From?

How does your body defeat viruses? Does it really rain diamonds on Uranus? All of these questions are answered this week on the Fun Kids Science Weekly.  We look at the White Lipped Peccary in Dangerous Dan, and in Science the news we hear about updates in NASA's latest rocket launch and about a runaway manatee! We hear our final episode from our Techno Mum Sport series and are learning all about the most important thing we need to live... WATER! With Hallux's Hydration Helpdesk! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/09/2222m 23s

Would You Drink POOEY TOILET WATER?

Would you drink sewage water? In Science in the News we look at scientists making toilet water safe to drink and what singing whales mean for climate change. We answer your questions on how do bubbles work and why don't atoms touch? And we are joined by Professor Hallux as we take a dive inside your mouth and we look at prosthetic blades with Techno Mum! In our dangerous dan this week its all about the Amazon's deadly vampire fish! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/09/2225m 13s

How do Dinosaurs Support Their GINORMOUS Bodies?

What is a lightyear? Do cats pant like dogs? How have dinosaur feet evolved to hold their weight? Be wary of this weeks dangerous Dan, they might steal from you! And we hear what Professor Hallux has found inside your mouth and all about the amazing technology used in sport with Techno Mum! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/08/2222m 46s

Why Do We Say 'Ow'?!

Dr Joshua Pate joins us all the way from Austrailia to answer the question, why do we say 'Ow' when we get hurt? We hear about the daredevils chasing cyclones over the arctic and the German cats who are finally free from lockdown in Science in the News. Dan answers your science questions, including Why do Volcanos Erupt?! And as always we hear from Techno Mum and Professor Hallux about Sports Technology and what is going on inside your mouth! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/08/2230m 28s

Your Brilliant Brain And a SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!

We want to hear YOUR Voices! Send in your science questions for Dan to answer at www.funkidslive.com and find the Fun Kids Science Weekly where you can record your own questions to be played on the show!  In this weeks episode we find out how some coral has been able to regrow, some evil seagulls terrorising a town and the discovery of the biggest collection of bird fossils! Author and scientist Nicola Morgan tells us all about your brilliant brain and how we can take care of it, and we answer your science questions, this week its on your voice box. As always, Techno Mum and Professor Hallux join us, this week they chat sports complexes and whats going on inside your mouth! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/08/2225m 16s

What would the world be like with NO OCEANS?

Why do we wheeze? And what makes the James Webb Telescope better than the Hubble Telescope? This week we have Dhara Patel from the National Space Centre to tell us just that, as well as how the Webb telescope takes such in depth images! In Science in the News this week we learn about the fossil of the earliest know predator in Leicester, and who it has been named after! We also hear about a furry rodent that has been on a great nut heist! As always we are joined by Professor Hallux who is looking at our teeth this week, and Techno Mum who teaches us all about how our bodies work when playing sport!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/08/2223m 20s

Could The Lost City of Atlantis Be Real?

Is there evidence for a lost city? Why do we name storm names after people? We hear about the latest news on monkeys attacking people, a brand new space station, and the rise in JELLYFISH SWARMS! Dr Zoe Randle joins us to tell us more about the Big Butterfly Count and in Dangerous Dan its all about the BIGGEST thing in the Universe! As always Professor Hallux is joining us for his dental depository and Techno Mum takes on the quiz master to chat all about Durability!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/07/2222m 6s
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