ClickScholar MaryAnna Cashmore recommended this website that offers FREE, fun and informative podcasts with scientist Dr. Dave Brodbeck - who has an engaging, laid-back style. Kids submit their science questions in audio format, and Dr. Dave answers them through the podcast series titled, "Why?"
You can listen to the audio clips on your computer, download the MP3s for your ipod, or burn them to a CD for listening in the car!
When you get to the site scroll down the page to see the menu of "Why?" episodes that include such riveting topics as:
*How does your brain make your fingers move?
*Why Isn't Greenland A Continent?
*Why Don't the Oceans Freeze in the Winter?
*Why Do We Have Tonsils and an Appendix?
*What Came First the Slug or the Snail?
*What is the Shape of Space?
*What Makes Some Ice Clear and Some Ice White?
*How Do Bees Make Honey?
Click on any one, wait for the download, and listen to Dr. Dave's answer.
Then, use the menu at the top of the screen to explore the rest of this site that offers links to sites where you can find science experiments to do at home, interactive science games, science fair projects, and more!