ABC Imagine This: Big ideas for little ones
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Imagine a world where it’s all right to ask questions and have your voice heard. In each episode of Imagine This, we delve into a puzzling question from an inquisitive mind, examining the science behind it in a fun and engaging way. Our host, Brianna Peterson, chats to kids and Australia’s leading academics, taking you on an adventure to learn about the world around you. Imagine This is a coproduction between ABC KIDS listen and The Conversation.
||CleanIs there life in other galaxies?||Here on Imagine This, we get lots of questions about SPACE. In this episode, our good friend Professor Jonti Horner, from the University of Southern Queensland, is back to help us answer a big mystery... is there life in other galaxies? We go looking fo||6 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy do we have bones?||Underneath your skin and muscle, you might be able to feel your bones. But why are they there? Join us as we find out more about the human skeleton and what it does. Dr Emma Duncan from the University of Queensland explains what’s going on under o||30 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat are spiderwebs made from?||Did you know that spiders have a secret superpower? They can spin their own homes in the form of strong and sticky spider webs. But how do they do it? Dr Andrew Walker from the University of Queensland, is our expert on creepy crawlies, and he swings in||23 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy do we need food?||Why do we have to eat vegetables and fruits? How come we can’t just have ice-cream and lollies for every meal? Every time we eat, our food goes on an amazing journey through our body. Dr Amanda Devine from Edith Cowan University chats with us about wh||16 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow do echidnas breathe underground?||Have you ever seen a spikey echidna? They love to dig into the ground with their strong claws, but Isabella wants to know how they can breathe when their little faces are under the ground. So we chat with Echidna expert Dr Christine Cooper from Curtin||9 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhere do our recycled items go?||When you put your recycling in the bin where do you think it goes? Into the rubbish truck? But then what happens to it? We find out what happens with the help of rubbish expert Dr Trevor Thornton from Deakin University.||2 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy does rain only come from grey clouds?||Have you ever noticed that rain comes from grey clouds and not white clouds? Fiona has been looking up into the sky and wants to know why the rain only comes from grey clouds. Join Bri and Robyn Duell from the Bureau of Meteorology, as they do some seri||25 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy is the Earth Round?||It might not look like it from where you stand, but the Earth is actually shaped like a giant ball. So how do we stand on it and not fall off? Dr Jacinta Den Besten from the University of Melbourne helps us learn all about gravity.||18 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy are mosquito bites itchy?||If you’ve ever been bitten by a mosquito, you might know how hard it is not to itch it! In this episode, our question comes from James who is traveling around Australia with his family. They get bitten by mozzies all the time and he wants to know why||10 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy do we get the hiccups?||Have you ever had hiccups? In this episode, we go on an adventure to find out where the hiccups come from and why they happen. Join Bri and Dr Emma Beckett from the University of Newcastle as they go on a hiccup hunt.||4 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDo animals sleep like people?||If you sleep in a cozy bed, with a soft blanket and your favourite toy, how do you think other animals sleep? Do they have beds like us? This week 5-year-old Lucinda wants to find out more about the sleeping habits of snails, birds and whales, so we||29 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDoes space go on forever?||Space is so big that it's big enough to contain the Earth, all the other planets, the Sun and all the stars we see at night. Conrad has always wondered if space goes on forever.||22 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow does a tiny seed grow into a huge tree?||All the trees and plants we see have come from tiny, weeny seeds. So how does something so tiny grow into something so big?||15 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy can I sometimes see the moon in daytime?||Sometimes we see it, sometimes we don't. That elusive moon of ours is always moving through the sky. Sometimes we can even see it in the daytime.||8 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy does a snake go “ssss” with its tongue poking out?||Find out where the "ssss" sound is coming from and what a snake might be trying to say with "ssss".||1 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhere does money come from?||Millie is interested in money. She wants to know who makes it and how you get it. Is there a secret cave where all the money hides?||24 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy do tears come out of our eyes when we cry?||Grace wants to know where tears come from and why they drip out of our eyes?||17 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy do stars twinkle?||When you look up into the night sky, do you see the stars twinkle back at you? Three-year-old Max really wants to know why the stars twinkle, so our Imagine This host Bri has teamed up with astrophysicist Jonti Horner, from the University of||8 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy don’t cats wear shoes?||Three-year-old Molly has noticed that cats don’t wear shoes… but why don’t they? We talk to cat expert Dr. Joanne Righetti to find out why cats are missing out on sneakers and sparkly ballet flats.||8 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhere does poo go when I flush it down the toilet?||Every time you flush the toilet, where do you think your waste water goes? This is an important question from four-year-old Clancy, so we found a water scientist, Dr Ian Wright from Western Sydney University, who was game enough to go on a massive wat||8 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome to Imagine This, a podcast with big ideas for little ones||Imagine a world where it’s alright to ask questions and have your voice heard. Each episode we delve into a puzzling question from an inquisitive mind, examining the science behind it in a fun and engaging way.||2 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
LOVE LOVE LOVE! My 6yo,4yo, and 2yo were completely captivated. They kept asking for more 👍🏻
These kids are hilarious! A good reminder to lighten up about the world.
Thoughtful and inspiring kid’s audio
This is so beautifully crafted. My four-year-old loves it, and to be honest so do I. It’s a joy to be reminded just how wonderful and interesting the world can be. I appreciate the way this engages children without speaking down to them.
- Category: Kids & Family
- Language: English
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