• DragonflyTV . Podcast - Waterskiing | PBS KIDS GO!

    We ride the waves all summer long on wakeboards, water skis, and on bare feet. But, performing a good trick isn't just skill. It also depends on our driver pulling us at the right speed. How do different boat speeds affect our waterskiing tricks? ...

  • DragonflyTV . Podcast - Tornado Model | PBS KIDS GO!

    We're fascinated by tornados. Since studying real ones is dangerous, we decided to build our own tornado model to learn more about how these violent storms form. Our question: which is more important in forming a tornado, a sidewind or an updraft? ...

  • DragonflyTV . Podcast - GPS vs Compass | PBS KIDS GO!

    One of my favorite things to do is hike in the Santa Monica Mountains. Because nobody likes the idea of getting lost, I always prepare before every trek. But what's the better navigation tool, a Global Positioning System (GPS) or a good old map and compass? ...

  • DragonflyTV . Podcast - Motocross | PBS KIDS GO!

    We love the thrill of a breathtaking motocross jump and wanted to learn more about nailing a safe landing. We noticed that experienced racers try to land jumps with both wheels. Our question: How does my body position affect my jumps? ...

  • DragonflyTV . Podcast - California Fish | PBS KIDS GO!

    We're Milan and Harison, and we love going to the ocean. We like to learn about the animals that live off the coast of Los Angeles, and a great place to do that is the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific. Our favorite exhibit there is the shark and ray pool. You can see them up close, and even touch...

  • DragonflyTV . Podcast - Rock Climbing | PBS KIDS GO!

    We're rock climbers who love to scale cliffs in Aspen, Colorado. We know that some formations are easier to climb than others and we wondered if knowing more about the kinds of rock we were climbing could improve our technique. So, our DragonflyTV question is: How do different rock types affect our...

  • DragonflyTV . Podcast - Wolves | PBS KIDS GO!

    We're Zachary and Gerit, and we're NOT afraid of the big, bad wolf! In fact, we love pack animals so much that we volunteer at our local wildlife science center. By helping out with chores and feeding, we've learned that wolves have strong family bonds. Although all pack members have special and important...

  • DragonflyTV . Podcast - Curling | PBS KIDS GO!

    We're Mimi, Haley, Tara, and Lauren, and when we talk about curling, we don't mean hair! Curling, our favorite sport, is a sport in which you slide four heavy rocks down an icy surface at the center of a target. The team with the rock closest to the target's center scores a point. When we release...

  • DragonflyTV . Podcast - Volleyball | PBS KIDS GO!

    We're Brittney and Maggie, and whether we're bumping, setting, or spiking, volleyball is our favorite game. Like any team activity, communication really helps. Sharing information and cheering on our teammates guides and motivates our teammates during this lightening-fast game. But how much is too...

  • DragonflyTV . Podcast - Robot Contest | PBS KIDS GO!

    I build robots that battle against other bots. One of my first bots was TurboGnome. It faired well in its matches, but my last competitor defeated TurboGnome pretty badly. I wondered: How could I build and design a robot that had a more effective weapon? ...

  • DragonflyTV . Podcast - Forecasting | PBS KIDS GO!

    We wondered how people predicted the weather in the days before Doppler radar and computers. We've heard folklore about "homemade" or natural ways of predicting the weather and we were curious if some of those tales were actually true. Our question: Can you use folklore to predict the weather? ......

  • DragonflyTV . Podcast - Snakes | PBS KIDS GO!

    We've been handling snakes and reptiles our whole lives. One thing you learn with snake handling is to wash your hands before you pick them up because they have a super strong sense of smell. They smell with their tongues, so if you had something for lunch, the snake will flick its tongue and smell...

  • DragonflyTV . Podcast - Sunscreen | PBS KIDS GO!

    In Southern California, we can't help but catch rays! We're outside a lot, so we slather on the sunscreen. With all of the SPF (Sun Protection Factor) numbers available, we want to know: What SPF lotion really works best at keeping out the sun's harmful UV rays? ...

  • DragonflyTV . Podcast - Surfing | PBS KIDS GO!

    I love to surf. And why not, I live in San Diego where there's 70 miles of coastline. But when it comes to catching a great wave, sometimes I just end up catching sun. My question: Where are the best waves? ...

  • DragonflyTV . Podcast - Trebuchet | PBS KIDS GO!

    We're Angus and Jonathon, and we're into really old-school stuff: medieval history! When we're not building castles, playing joust, or reading about knights, we're engineering stuff. Our most recent invention is called a trebuchet, a slingshot-like tool dating back to medieval days that is useful...

  • DragonflyTV . Podcast - Midway Games | PBS Kids Go!

    We head to the Minnesota State Fair every summer. We check out the animals, eat lots of snacks and try to go on every ride possible. We play all the games, but we never seem to win. How can we win at those carnival games? ...

  • DragonflyTV . Podcast - Tigers and Otters | PBS KIDS GO!

    Hi! Chelsea and Camille here, checking out the fur, feathers, and fun at our local zoo. We love animals, and we like to make them feel as happy as possible. One way to accomplish this is through "zoo enrichment." Zoo enrichment involves giving animals interesting objects, and making their environments...

  • DragonflyTV . Podcast - Solar Cars | PBS KIDS GO!

    We live in sunny California. We know that people are using the sun to provide energy to businesses and homes. Isaac even has a toy solar car. Our question: How does the sun's position in the sky affect a solar car's performance? ...

  • DragonflyTV . Podcast - Hot Air Balloons | PBS KIDS GO!

    We're fascinated by the grace and speed of colorful, gigantic hot air balloons. To learn more about these massive beauties, we went to the Snowmass Hot Air Balloon Festival in Colorado. We were wondering how something bigger than a house can lift off the ground. Our question: How does hot air lift...

  • DragonflyTV . Podcast - Skateboarding | PBS KIDS GO!

    We love to go vertical when we ride our skateboards. We wanted to get the greatest performance out of our boards and wondered if choosing the right wheels makes a difference. Our question: How does wheel size affect our skateboarding performance? ...