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Brains On! Science podcast for kids
Brains On! Science podcast for kids
American Public Media

Brains On!® is a science podcast for curious kids and adults from American Public Media. Each week, a different kid co-host joins... more

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What's in the COVID vaccine?

In this episode, we're using our zoom ray to zoom way in and answer your questions about the COVID vaccine.... more

23 Feb 2021 · 28 minutes
What's behind the waves and tides?

In this encore episode, we answer the questions: How does the moon control the tides? Where do waves come from?... more

16 Feb 2021 · 27 minutes
Why do we have crushes?

When you've got a crush on someone, it can feel a bit overwhelming. All of a sudden, you might have... more

09 Feb 2021 · 35 minutes
Let's go bananas!

HARVEY, our omnipresent virtual voice assistant, gets a software update that makes him go bananas for bananas. And if we... more

02 Feb 2021 · 36 minutes
A super special shot: All about coronavirus vaccines

In December, people started getting vaccinated against COVID-19. This is a huge scientific accomplishment and important step in making it... more

26 Jan 2021 · 36 minutes
Meet Gitanjali Rao, Time Magazine's first-ever Kid of the Year

Today we have a special episode featuring an old friend of ours -- scientist and inventor Gitanjali Rao. Time Magazine... more

19 Jan 2021 · 22 minutes
How do synthesizers work?

Synthesizers are a very recent invention, especially when you compare them to acoustic instruments, like pianos and guitars. In this... more

12 Jan 2021 · 35 minutes
Why is it so hard to break a habit?

If habits are really stuck, we don't think much about them -- we just do them! Some habits are good... more

05 Jan 2021 · 30 minutes
Smash Boom Best: Flowers vs Rainbows

We’ll be back with new episodes in January. But we wanted to share another show with you that we’ve been... more

25 Nov 2020 · 15 minutes
Bones from the inside out

Bones! They’re spooky. They’re creepy. They’re utterly fascinating!This episode we dig up the science behind skeletons. We’ll look at how... more

27 Oct 2020 · 32 minutes
Brains On! Science podcast for kids
What's in the COVID vaccine?
Brains On! Science podcast for kids