The Fun Kids Science Weekly

Hosted ByDan Simpson

Dan from Fun Kids takes a look at the week’s biggest science stories. There’s also some amazing special guests, episodes from our favourite science series, and top experts answering all your science-related questions!

Science has got to be one of the coolest subjects around… there’s so many amazing things to discover, from terrifying triceratops to gigantic galaxies!

So if you love everything science as much as we do, check out the Fun Kids Science Weekly! In each episode, Dan from Fun Kids takes a look at the week’s biggest science stories. There’s also some amazing special guests, episodes from our favourite science series, and top experts answering all your science-related questions!

The Fun Kids Science Weekly is the flagship podcast from the children’s radio station Fun Kids, with over 50,000 downloads each month.

Starting in 2017, the podcast has produced over 100 episodes and has been the recipient of two nominations at the British Podcast Awards in both the Kids & Family and the Radio categories.

The podcast has been popular with advertisers with campaigns for ITV, Learning Resources, Drayton Manor and Young Imagineers.

ITV’s campaign was for its Thunderbirds Are Go franchise and consisted of bumpers, adverts and content from the Thunderbirds characters. Here’s the sponsor credit.

For Drayton Manor we amplified their sponsorship by running promotion on Fun Kids Radio and on the podcast network:


All Episodes

Astronaut Tim Peake answers YOUR Science Questions!

How does our voice work? What plant stings worse than a stinging nettle? Astronaut and author Tim Peake joins us to answer YOUR questions about space!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Why do we have freckles? And the Dangerous Blister Beetle!

Why do we have freckles? What gives the Blister Beetle its name? We hear on what in music makes us groove and answer your science questions on this weeks Fun Kids Science Weekly!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Why Does Cheese Give Us Nightmares?

Why are we seeing more spiders? How do touch screens work? Author of Everything Under the Sun and QI Elf Molly Oldfield joins us on the podcast to uncover the answers to some amazing science questions and we learn all about the deadliest and cutest cre…

How to Turn Plastic to Vanilla!

Why is the sky blue? How fast does our brain work? Joanna Sadler joins us to chat about a recent study where she used bacteria to turn plastic into Vanilla flavouring! Find out all of this and more on this weeks Fun Kids Science Weekly!See omnystudio.c…

How does an astronaut’s toilet work?

What is sweat? How do wings work? These science questions are answered, we hear about the giant hairy scorpion and Rebecca from the Science Museum joins us in this weeks Fun Kids Science Weekly!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Deadliest Cheese and why do Elephants have Tusks?

Be careful eating this cheese, it might kill you! Why are mosquito bites bumpy? And Charlotte from the Royal Institution all about the anniversary of 200 years of the electric motor!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

How to breathe like an Olympian!

Why do cheetahs purr? What is the creepiest fish in the sea? And Nevsah Karamehmet on how can we breathe as well as an olympian! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

An Animal that Poos out Cubes?! with the Pooseum!

Ever wondered what is the worst smelling poo is? Or why the ocean is blue? We learn all about Poo in this episode of the Science Weekly as well as answering your science questions and finding out what Science is going on this week in the news!See omnys…

How is Lightning Affecting the Edge of Space?

Why do we get car sick? How are bee’s fighting back wasps with heated balls and what is the future of space travel looking like?
 
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