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Fun Kids Science Weekly

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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

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Fun Kids UK

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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

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English


Episodes

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

2/24/2024
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 Salamander The 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/plus See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:28:02

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

2/17/2024
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 America The 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/plus See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:26:47

THE BIGGER AND BETTER SCIENCE WEEKLY🧑‍🔬

2/10/2024
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/plus See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:29:21

DON'T PANIC, We can SAVE the PLANET🌍

2/3/2024
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/plus See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:24:49

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

1/27/2024
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/plus See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:21:56

Could we LOSE FOOD due to CLIMATE CHANGE?🍔😲

1/20/2024
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/plus See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:22:33

Could we see an EXERCISE TABLET in the future?🏃

1/13/2024
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: Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plus See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:22:20

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

1/6/2024
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/plus See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:25:01

Science Weekly 2023: The BEST Science of the Year!

12/30/2023
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/plus See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:49:50

Will AI eventually TAKE OVER the WORLD?🤖

12/24/2023
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/plus See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:27:18

Will we ever be to LIVE on ANOTHER PLANET?🪐

12/16/2023
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/plus See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:25:49

How Science is preparing for FOOTBALL on the MOON🌕🌙

12/9/2023
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/plus See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:21:34

An ASTEROID is coming to the UK!☄️

12/2/2023
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/plus See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:21:44

How Science CHANGED the WORLD!🌎

11/25/2023
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/plus See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:20:56

Could we be CLOSE to finding ALIEN LIFE?👽

11/17/2023
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/plus See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:23:38

How DRAWING could SAVE THE WORLD?!🌎

11/10/2023
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/plus See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:24:38

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

11/4/2023
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/plus See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:22:32

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

10/28/2023
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/plus See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:25:36

DEADLY WITCH HAIR and an ARMY of CRUSTACEANS!

10/22/2023
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/plus See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:23:10

SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE : Radzi's MIND BLOWING FACTS!

10/20/2023
What's the furthest distance ever run without stopping? Which language has the most words? How many times do we blink each day, year, or in an entire lifetime? How deep is the deepest hole that's ever been dug? In this exclusive episode Radzi shares his INCREDIBLE facts to make you the smartest kid around! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plus See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:17:45