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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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Episodes

Take a deep breath: How does breathing work?

Breathing is a really cool thing. We breathe automatically without thinking about it, but we can also control our breath... more

14 Sep 2021 · 33 minutes
What does the giraffe say? Our animal mystery sound extravaganza!

When one of our listeners wrote in with an animal sound mystery (What sound does a giraffe make?) we set... more

07 Sep 2021 · 44 minutes
Why do we lose teeth?

Today we’re looking at a phenomenon that happens to all of us: losing our baby teeth and getting new ones!... more

27 Jul 2021 · 38 minutes
What causes wildfires?

A fire can be super useful or cozy or even magical. But it can also be dangerous -- and in... more

20 Jul 2021 · 35 minutes
Million Bazillion answers your questions about money

Today we’re sharing an episode with you from our friends at Million Bazillion, the podcast that answers the questions kids have about... more

15 Jul 2021 · 19 minutes
Why do mosquitoes bite? Scratching that itch

In this episode, we're tackling all the mosquito questions that have been bugging our listeners. Why do they bite? Why... more

13 Jul 2021 · 27 minutes
Why do songs get stuck in our heads?

You know that feeling where you get a snippet of a song stuck in your head and it loops over... more

06 Jul 2021 · 30 minutes
Vaccines for kids and silver linings: Our second COVID summer

Adults around the world are getting vaccinated against the coronavirus, and now, in a handful of countries (including the U.S.)... more

29 Jun 2021 · 33 minutes
Do dogs know they're dogs?

We treat dogs like they're part of the family. But do they know they are a different species, or do... more

22 Jun 2021 · 28 minutes
Our 200th episode is SUN-sational!

There’s no better way to celebrate our 200th episode than with our own shining star: the sun! In this episode... more

15 Jun 2021 · 39 minutes
Brains On! Science podcast for kids
Take a deep breath: How does breathing work?
Brains On! Science podcast for kids