Fun Kids Science Weekly

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

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THE PREHISTORIC PUZZLE: How Dinosaur Fossils Are Formed?🦖
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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.
EGGSTRAORDINARY DISCOVERY: The 1,700 year old Roman Egg found in Aylesbury🥚
24-02-2024
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.
EXPLORING THE FROZEN FRONTIER: What is Antarctica's ULTRA Drone all about?🔬
17-02-2024
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.
THE BIGGER AND BETTER SCIENCE WEEKLY🧑‍🔬
10-02-2024
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.
JAPAN become the SIXTH country to LAND on the MOON!🚀🌙
27-01-2024
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.
Could we LOSE FOOD due to CLIMATE CHANGE?🍔😲
20-01-2024
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.
Could we see an EXERCISE TABLET in the future?🏃
13-01-2024
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.