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    5 Best Science Podcasts for Kids

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    From the early days of the first podcast by Adam Curry, we have come a long way. Nowadays, even kids are hosting their podcasts on Spotify and Google Podcasts, sharing their unique experiences and stories with the world. 

    But podcasts are not just for entertainment – they can also be a valuable tool for learning and exploring new ideas. Science podcasts are a perfect example of this. 

    Recommended Reading: 6 Best Podcasts for Kids

    They offer a convenient and engaging way for kids to learn about science and technology and explore the mysteries of the universe. 

    So, what are the top 5 science podcasts for kids? Let’s dive in and find out!

    Top 5 Science Podcasts For Kids – 2023 List 

    1. Wow, in the World

    Release date: May 15, 2017

    Average Run Time: 20 minutes

    Episodes Frequency: Once a week, every Monday

    Website: https://tinkercast.com/shows/wow-in-the-world/

    Hosts: Guy Raz, Mindy Thomas

    Topics: STEM, Adventures, Friendship, Ocean Creatures, Science and Nature, Wild Animals 

    Wow in the World is a science-focused podcast that strikes a balance between educating and entertaining both adults and children. 

    The show features whimsical music, top-notch voice talent, and silly characters, making it a fun listening experience. It feels like a science-focused kid’s sitcom that encourages natural curiosity about the world around them. 

    Its scientific lessons are easy to digest for people of all ages – all you need is a lot of curiosity to enjoy this podcast.  

    2. Tumble

    Release date: February 24, 2015

    Episodes Frequency: Biweekly (Once in two weeks)

    Average Run Time: 20 minutes

    Website: https://www.sciencepodcastforkids.com/

    Hosts: Lindsay Patterson, Marshall Escamilla

    Topics: STEM, Science, and Nature

    The show helps children understand that science is not just a collection of facts and lab coats through interviews with scientists and creative explanations. 

    It provides sensitivity warnings on topics such as the science of butts and microbiomes discovered through excrement. Hosts are science journalists and a musician/educators who present complex concepts through questioning and banter with guests. 

    The language and content are suitable for children, and the length of episodes suffices to give useful information while remaining brief enough to sustain attention. Bonus episodes and interviews are available through Patreon membership.

    3. Brains On!

    Release date: July 25, 2013

    Episodes Frequency: Once a week

    Average Run Time: 25 minutes

    Website: https://www.brainson.org/

    Host: Molly Bloom

    Topics: Bugs, Horses and Farm Animals, Ocean Creatures, Science and Nature

    Brains On! is a kid-friendly podcast that explores a different topic each week through expert interviews, fun segments, and music. 

    The show encourages curiosity and embraces all questions, whether silly or outlandish. Vocabulary can be technical for younger kids, but the hosts explain concepts well. 

    While not focused on social justice or diverse perspectives, the show provides valuable information for kids interested in various topics. The podcast also provides follow-up resources on its website.

    4. But Why?

    Release date: March 16, 2016

    Episodes Frequency: Biweekly (Once in two weeks)

    Average Run Time: 25 minutes

    Website: https://www.vpr.org/podcast/but-why-a-podcast-for-curious-kids

    Host: Jane Lindholm

    Topics: STEM, History, Science, and Nature

    In this show, kids ask questions, and experts provide answers on a wide range of topics, from light-hearted ones like why ladybugs have spots to heavier topics like cancer and death. Host Jane Lindholm presents the answers in a way that is developmentally appropriate for young listeners. 

    While some topics may be uncomfortable for some families, they allow adults to have further conversations with kids. 

    But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids has a strong following thanks to its use of kid-sourced questions, expert guests, and Common Core-aligned learning guides.

    5. Who Smarted?

    Release date: October 18, 2020

    Episodes Frequency: Every alternate day

    Average Run Time: 20 minutes

    Website: https://whosmarted.com/

    Host: Team at Atomic Entertainment

    Topics: History & Science

    A funny, creative, and educational podcast suitable for kids aged 5 and above and their parents. 

    WHO SMARTED? Uses storytelling, characters, and sound effects of teaching science and history topics in a fun way. It has received positive reviews from the New York Times, Common Sense Media, and Apple. 

    The team behind BRAIN GAMES and BRAINCHILD has created the podcast. 

    Science podcasts are a great way to engage kids and adults alike in the wonders of the world around us. If you are not into podcasts, you can start with these five podcasts that cover various topics, styles and approaches to science education. 

    Whether you prefer to learn through expert interviews, kid-driven questions, silly characters, or interactive segments, there is a podcast for everyone. So tune in and expand your knowledge today!

    Moonpreneur understands the needs and demands this rapidly changing technological world is bringing with it for our kids. Thus, we are on a mission to educate and ignite the flames of entrepreneurship through our holistically created online STEM programs, which will help kids master the futuristic sciences such as Robotics, Game Development, App Development, Advanced Math, and much more!! 

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    As a Content Marketing Consultant, I leverage my creative background and apply design thinking to create value-based content. Whether it's through storytelling or other means, my goal is to make a positive difference.
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    Andrew
    Andrew
    7 months ago

    Amazing list! Thankyou..

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