A Year Around The Sun! Why do Flowers Smell? With Sir Tim Smit, The Eden Project. What is Inside of Tree Trunks? How High Can Bees Fly?

Everything Under The Sun

By Molly Oldfield

A Year Around The Sun! Why do Flowers Smell? With Sir Tim Smit, The Eden Project. What is Inside of Tree Trunks? How High Can Bees Fly?

Friday, 13 March

Hello and Welcome to a very special episode of Everything Under The Sun. Today is the 52nd episode of the podcast, which means this beloved podcast has taken a full trip around the sun!


It has been such a lovely year of making Everything Under The Sun, because I’ve had such fun creating it. I love waking up to find your questions waiting for me each morning in my inbox, I love pressing play on the audio recordings you send me and hearing your clever, curious voices.


I like the letters and emails your parents and teachers send me and hearing about how happy you feel when you hear your questions answered on the show.


I love discovering new things about the world when I hear your questions and set off to find answers for them.


I’ve loved the generosity of all the experts who have given the time to answer your questions – we’ve had so many brilliant people taking part including curators at the museums, zookeepers, people who care for our world at The National Trust and Greenpeace, chefs, physicists, biologists, art historians and even a tornado chaser!


There’s also been a book created since the podcast began, the Everything Under The Sun book will be filled with all of your questions, 366 of them, one for every day of the years.


Thank you very much for listening and being such an important part of this first year around the sun! I am excited for another trip around our nearest star, so do keep sending in your questions and I’ll answer them for you on the podcast! Do tell your friends all about the show and help to spread the word so that no child’s curiosity need go unanswered again!


This week our first question is what is inside of tree trunks?


We discover all the layers that make up a trees trunk. How the rings inside the trunks help us work out things that the tree has lived through and how old it is, plus how to tell how old a fish is.


Next we answer a great question: why do flowers smell?


Sir Tim Smit, who founded The Eden Project in Cornwall - where you can see plants, trees and flowers from all over the world, go on England’s longest zip line and even explore a rainforest – has the answer!


Thirdly, find out how high do bees fly?


Plus there’s a chance to win family tickets to the Eden Project so do enter the competition!


Thanks to every one of you for listening and being such an important part of this first year around the sun!


If you want to send in a question or anything you like to the show record yourself on an adult’s phone asking the question, just say your name your age a bit about yourself and and ask them to send it into me at molly@everythingunderthesun.co.uk


Or there’s lots of info about how to send in a question on the show’s website www.everythingunderthesun.co.uk


Wishing you all a lovely week full of flowers, trees and perhaps you’ll spot a bee or two!


Thank you and GOODBYE! X


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