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Kids ask the coolest questions! And on The Conversation’s Curious Kids, we get the brainiest people we can to answer them! 

Every week, a curious kid joins host Eloise to ask the world’s top researchers their burning question – whether it’s about space, dinosaurs, trees or even why their dog is just sooooo cute.

A podcast from The Conversation, the independent website that brings you news straight from scientists and scholars, in partnership with Fun Kids.

Email your questions to curiouskids@theconversation.com or record it on your phone and send it to us directly https://funkidslive.com/curious
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Seven year old Julia in London thinks that rainbows and the recent Northern Lights are magical. But if a scientist tells her how they work, will she still believe they are? Join us to find out! Featuring Partha Chowdhury, professor of physics at UMass Lowell in the US.  The Conversation’s Curious Kids  podcast is published in partnership with FunKids, the UK’s children’s radio station. It’s hosted and produced by Eloise. The executive producer is Gemma Ware. Email your question to curiouskids@theconversation.com or record it and send your question to us directly at funkidslive.com/curious. And explore more articles from our Curious Kids series on The Conversation.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Have you ever wondered how chameleons change colour? And can they do this while they're asleep? What about if they are able to dream? Does their dream flash across their bodies in reds, turquoises and greens? Join curious ten-year-old Ikechukwu from Lagos, Nigeria, as he takes all his questions to an expert!  Featuring Russell Ligon, a recent postdoctoral researcher at Cornell University in the US. The Conversation’s Curious Kids  podcast is published in partnership with FunKids, the UK’s children’s radio station. It’s hosted and produced by Eloise. The executive producer is Gemma Ware. Email your question to curiouskids@theconversation.com or record it and send your question to us directly at funkidslive.com/curious. And explore more articles from our Curious Kids series on The Conversation.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Many, many years ago dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Six year old Aga knows that a meteorite wiped them out... but could another meteorite bring them back?  You can read a print version of this story here, and explore more articles from our Curious Kids series on The Conversation. The Conversation’s Curious Kids  podcast is published in partnership with FunKids, the UK’s children’s radio station. It’s hosted and produced by Eloise. The executive producer is Gemma Ware. Email your question to curiouskids@theconversation.com or record it and send your question to us directly at funkidslive.com/curious.    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Why is my dog so cute?

Why is my dog so cute?

2024-05-1818:43

Do you think your dog is the cutest thing you've ever seen? Ten-year-old Grace does! But why?  She joins our host Eloise and psychologist Deborah Wells to find out! The Conversation's Curious Kids podcast is published in partnership with FunKids, the UK's children's radio station. It's hosted and produced by Eloise and Gemma Ware is the executive producer.  If you have a question for an expert, email us at curiouskids@theconversation.com or record it and send your question to us directly at funkidslive.com/curious.  You can read an article of this episode here or explore more articles from our Curious Kids series on The Conversation.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
As spring started springing, and leaves started to reappear on the trees, Robi-Jo wanted to find out why some trees lose their leaves and others don't. He joined our host Eloise to ask Paul Ashton, a botanist at Edge Hill University in the UK, who took them into the secret life of our big, leafy friends! The Conversation's Curious Kids podcast is published in partnership with FunKids, the UK's children's radio station. It's hosted and produced by Eloise and Gemma Ware is the executive producer. Full sound credits available here.  If you have a question for an expert, email us at curiouskids@theconversation.com or record it and send your question to us directly at funkidslive.com/curious.  And explore more articles from our Curious Kids series on The Conversation.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Have you seen that scene from Star Wars where Yoda uses the force to lift the spaceship out of a swamp? Its energy is so powerful, but what exactly is it made of?  That's what Ela, aged 10 from Melbourne, wanted to know. And so she joined our host Eloise to ask Sam Baron, a science philosopher at The University of Melbourne to find the answer!  The Conversation's Curious Kids is published in partnership with FunKids, the UK's children's radio station. It's hosted and produced by Eloise, and this episode was executive produced by Stephen Harris. Full sound credits available here.  If you have a question for an expert, email us at curiouskids@theconversation.com or record it and send your question to us directly at https://funkidslive.com/curious.  And explore more articles from our Curious Kids series on The Conversation including a print version of the story in this episode.  **Disclosure statement:** _Sam Baron receives funding from the Australian Research Council. _See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Imagine you’re lucky enough to travel all the way to the Moon, and you’re bouncing around in your space suit, exploring. How high could you jump? That’s what Miles, aged nine, from London, wanted to know. And so he joined our host Eloise to ask Jacco von Loon, an astrophysicist at Keele University in the UK to find the answer!  The Conversation's Curious Kids podcast is published in partnership with FunKids, the UK's children's radio station. It's hosted and produced by Eloise Stevens and Gemma Ware is the executive producer. Full sound credits available here.  If you have a question for an expert, email us at curiouskids@theconversation.com or record it and send your question to us directly at https://funkidslive.com/curious.  And explore more articles from our Curious Kids series on The Conversation including a print version of the story in this episode. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Do whales sneeze?

Do whales sneeze?

2024-04-2011:52

Do whales sneeze? That's what ten-year-old Guy from Sydney wanted to know. He joined our host Eloise to ask Vanessa Pirotta, a wildlife scientist at Macquarie University in Australia who is also an expert in whale snot!  The Conversation's Curious Kids podcast is published in partnership with FunKids, the UK's children's radio station. It's hosted and produced by Eloise Stevens and Gemma Ware is the executive producer. Full sound credits available here.  If you have a question for an expert, email us at curiouskids@theconversation.com or record it and send your question to us directly at funkidslive.com/curious.  And explore more articles from our Curious Kids series on The Conversation including a print version of the story in this episode. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Kids ask the coolest questions! And on The Conversation’s Curious Kids, we get the brainiest people we can to answer them!  Every week, a curious kid joins host Eloise to ask the world’s top researchers their burning question – whether it’s about space, dinosaurs, trees or even why their dog is just sooooo cute. A podcast from The Conversation, the independent website that brings you news straight from scientists and scholars, in partnership with Fun Kids. Email your questions to curiouskids@theconversation.com or record it and send your audio recording to us directly at https://funkidslive.com/curiousSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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