Episode 93: Kids’ Science

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Image courtesy of Flickr user theeponymousone.

In honor of National Lab Day in May this episode focuses on the scientist in every kid. Alexander Geehr starts the show with a bang, courtesy of his gas-powered cannon, followed by producer Larkin Page-Jacobs’ exploration of a world of science, science toys, and science fairs, all just for kids. Finally, James Voelkel takes a walk down memory lane and into his childhood love of model rockets. Chemical Agent: Bangsite.

Show Clock

00:00 Opening Credits
00:31 Introduction
00:54 Chemical Agent: Bangsite
02:32 Feature: Kids Doing Science
06:51 Boy Rocketeer
12:15 Closing Credits


This show was written by Mia Lobel and James Voelkel.

Our theme music is composed by Dave Kaufman. Additional music includes “Shall We Play a Game?” by Chad Nantais; “Living in the Past (Live)” by Jethro Tull; “Outa-Space” by Billy Preston; and “Space Oddity,” by David Bowie.

Image courtesy of Flickr user theeponymousone.

Watch Alexander Geehr demonstrating his Bangsite cannon for the Distillations team.

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