Fun Kids Science Weekly-logo

Fun Kids Science Weekly

Fun Kids UK

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! 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! If you like this, 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.

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! 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! If you like this, 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.
More Information

Location:

United Kingdom

Networks:

Fun Kids UK

Description:

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! 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! If you like this, 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.

Language:

English


Episodes

A Robot Exploring Mars & The Science Behind Delicious Chocolate

5/25/2019
More
Dan welcomes Professor Wilson Poon to the show to explore why chocolate is so delicous and why we just can't get enough! Plus, he examines a phenomnenon that ravages the human body, and we hear from Professor Hallux and Deep Space High.

Duration:00:23:30

Giant Japanese Hornets & A Myserious Frog Disease

5/18/2019
More
Dan explores the terrifying, brutal truth of this vicious breed of hornet. Plus, what is this mysterious disease wiping out frogs in the UK? Dan speaks to Dr Stephen Price to find out more. Catch up with the Science Weekly for a look-back on the news from this week in the science world, plus experts like Professor Hallux!

Duration:00:24:27

A T-Rex's Cousin, Grizzly Bears & Space School

5/11/2019
More
Dan sees a gap in his Dangerous Dan list - how did he not see it before? Plus, he is joined by Professor Roger Benson about a dinosaur mystery unravelling. As always, he features Fun Kids experts including Professor Hallux and all those at Deep Space High.

Duration:00:25:12

Do Killer Whales Eat Sharks & Sea Life Welcomes New Species!

5/4/2019
More
Dan picks the brain of the Lead Aquarist at Sea Life Brighton - how do you create a new 'home' for these species? How do you settle them in? Where do you even find them? Plus, we hear from the Fun Kids Science experts, Professor Hallux and all those at Deep Space High!

Duration:00:23:38

Mummies, a Death Snake, and a Teenage Climate Warrior!

4/26/2019
More
Dan speaks to mummification and Egyptian expert Dr Stephen Buckley and we find out why Sunflowers always turn to face the sun! Plus, Enn & Gee and Techno Mum are back, and we have even more Science in the News.

Duration:00:22:53

Looking Up At The Night Sky & The World's Smelliest Fruit!

4/20/2019
More
Dan speaks to astronomy and star-gazing expert Mark Thompson and who knew that the durian (just a piece of fruit) could smell like smelly pants! Plus, the Fun Kids experts (Enn & Gee and Techno Mum) return!

Duration:00:25:51

Actual Dragons and The Secrets of the Deep

4/13/2019
More
Dan speaks to author of 'Ocean: Secrets of the Deep' Sabrina Weiss to find out all about the parts of the ocean a lot of us don't know a lot about, plus lets us know why our blood is red. We explore the Komodo dragon with Dangerous Dan and find out all about the rescue seal who's been named after Sir David Attenborough!

Duration:00:22:17

Black Rhinos & Tectonic Plates

4/6/2019
More
Dan speaks to Twycross Zoo about the new addition to their family, plus examines one of the most dangerous plate boundaries in the world. And as always, he welcome science experts from Techno Mum to Enn & Gee!

Duration:00:19:10

Why Spiders Don't Stick to their Webs and the Largest Snake in the World

3/30/2019
More
On this week's Science Weekly, natural history and conservation photographer Clay Bolt joins Dan to chat all about the science and beauty behind the smaller creatures in the world. Plus, we're learning why spiders don't stick to their own webs, all about the maglev train, Dangerous Dan talks all about the largest snake in the world and are astronauts soon to be back on the moon?

Duration:00:23:08

Dinosaur Myth-busting and the Science Behind Brain Freeze

3/23/2019
More
This week, Dan is on the line with Dr Ben Garrod, evolutionary biologist, primatologist and broadcaster, who is currently on tour with his 'So you think you know about dinosaurs?' show. Ben dispells some myths about dinosaurs and tells us all about a current day dino! Plus, we're learning what brain freeze actually is and all about a fireball in the sky! Also, in the news this week, a brand new technology being developed what might enable us to get from London to Australia in just 4 hours!

Duration:00:23:39

The Creature that Sweats Slime & What is Gene Editing?

3/16/2019
More
On this week's Science Weekly, why blood is red and do we really know if a meteor killed the dinosaurs? Dan answers your questions, plus we learn about a creature from the depths of the ocean that can go three months between meals and sweats slime with Dangerous Dan and Dan chats to biologist Nessa Carey all about gene editing. And, of course we check in with Enn & Gee and Techno Mum.

Duration:00:24:19

The Executioner Wasp & The Science of Wildfires

3/9/2019
More
Recently, there's been an increased number of wildfires in the UK - why is this? Dan speaks to wilfire expert Dr. Thomas Smith to get to the bottom of it. Plus, Dan encounters the insect with the worst sting ever recorded, and welcomes to the show the usual experts Techno Mum and Enn & Gee.

Duration:00:19:34

Explosive Bread & Behind-The-Scenes Of A Lab

3/2/2019
More
This week, Dan is joined by Emily Scott-Dearing to hear all about the latest exhbition at the Francis Crick Institute, from the tiniest fruit flies to the largest computers! Plus, he learns how bread is far more dangerous than you could ever imagine. Also, in the news this week, what does all this hot weather mean?

Duration:00:20:44

The Science of Rollercoasters & Dark Side of Mistletoe

2/23/2019
More
Dan is joined by Patrick Marx, designer of rollercoasters for Europa Park! He tells us all about their physics and how rollercoasters work. Plus, did you think mistletoe was romantic? Think again! Finally, Dan is with some Fun Kids experts - Techno Mum and Enn & Gee.

Duration:00:23:48

Explosive Cesium & How To Win A Nobel Prize

2/16/2019
More
Dan has a Nobel Prize Winner on this week's show! Dr Barry Marshall won the award in 2005 for discovering the bacteria that causes stomach ulcers! Dan chats to him about this discovery and his new book 'How To Win A Nobel Prize'. Plus, Dan continues to explore the most dangerous parts of the world, and the science from the past week!

Duration:00:26:36

An AI Football Coach & Killer Bees

2/9/2019
More
Imagine if artifical intelligence was your football coach - Dan finds out about a football club that did just that ... Plus, if you think the bees you know are scary, Dan proves you wrong!

Duration:00:25:30

A Deadly Virus & Will Apes Become Human?

2/2/2019
More
In this episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly, we go to Charlie in Austrailia who has asked "will apes and chimpanzees become humans like us?" Dr Alison Cronin, of Monkey World, joined Dan to answer Charlie's question. Plus, Dan explores an incredibly deadly virus ...

Duration:00:25:27

The Biochemistry Bonanza!

1/26/2019
More
In this Science Weekly special, Dan explores all things biochemical, from the dangerous and deadly to the lifesaving medicines. Plus, he was joined by Dr Pedro Ferreira of the Biochemical Society, to answer questions such as 'can we alter our cells to become superheroes?!'

Duration:00:31:38

The Most Lonely Frog In The World, The Tsetse Fly, & What Does Chocolate Do To Your Body?

1/19/2019
More
Dan explores the dangerous land of the tsetse fly, and invites a science expert onto the podcast to discuss whether we should re-think our approach to chocolate. Plus, meet Romeo! The loneliest frog in the world, or used to be!

Duration:00:22:53

Flower Urchins & What Causes Growing Pains?

1/12/2019
More
Do not be fooled by the sweet name of the Flower Urchin and what is really behind the common growing pain? Dr. Benjamin Jacobs (of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital) joins Dan, and Dan dives into the week of Science in the News.

Duration:00:26:52