What is the noisiest cereal?
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Professor Carolyn Ross jumps into a bowl of cereal to answer this important question - and we learn about how useful food science can be for young children.

The Imagine Neighborhood
The Imagine Neighborhood
The Imagine Neighborhood
Anyone Can Play
This episode is the fourth in our series Imagine Equity: Six New Stories About Race, Identity, and Making Things Right. ** This week in The Imagine Neighborhood™, Macho Supreme and Count Vacula are using their imaginations to turn a cardboard box into the spaceship from their favorite movie, Nebula Trek! But every time Vac tries to jump in and help Macho save the galaxy, Macho won’t let him play. ** Macho thinks that Vac can’t play as his favorite characters from Nebula Trek—because in the movie, those characters are white, and Vac is Asian. Scotty explains to Macho that he has excluded Vac, and that is not okay. To exclude means to leave someone out, or tell them they can’t play. ** When you exclude, you get stuck: the game is less fun, the story is less interesting, and people’s feelings are hurt. Instead, the kind thing to do is to use your imagination to make room in the story for everyone. Make it okay for everyone to play! ** If you want even more of The Imagine Neighborhood™, sign up for our newsletter. Each week, you’ll get additional discussion questions and activity ideas for kids and grown-ups. Keep sharing your ideas, drawings, and creations with us—we love seeing what you come up with, and you might see it featured on our Infinite Refrigerator! ** This show is supported by a generous grant from The Allstate Foundation. The Allstate Foundation works to empower youth to reach their full potential and build the just, equitable, and healthy world we all deserve. To learn more, visit AllstateFoundation.org.
18 min
Case Notes
Case Notes
Classic FM
Episode 6: The mystery of Mozart’s Requiem
In 1791 a masked figure knocked at Mozart’s door. He wanted to commission a piece from the great composer – a mass for the dead. There was one condition, Mozart could never know who his client was. Mozart agreed and started work on the piece. But he soon became ill – had he been poisoned? Mozart began to fear he was writing the music for his own funeral. He died before he could finish the piece. Who was the mysterious stranger? And what’s the real story behind Mozart’s Requiem?   Original music was written by Thomas Hewitt Jones (@thewittjones). Tim Lihoreau can be found on Twitter (@TimLihoreau) and the Classic FM team can be found @ClassicFM. You can get in touch about the show at classicfm.com and find out more about this episode at classicfm.com/casenotes The recordings featured in this episode are: Mozart: Requiem Sophie Karthäuser (soprano), Marie-Claude Chappuis (mezzo), Maximilian Schmitt (tenor), Johannes Weisser (baritone); Freiburger Barockorchester, RIAS Kammerchor/René Jacobs   Mozart: The Queen of the Night's aria from The Magic Flute Sabine Devieilhe, Pygmalion/Raphaël Pichon   Franz Anton Hoffmeister: Symphony in G major 'La festa de la Pace 1791' II. Poco Adagio London Mozart Players/Matthias Bamert   Mozart: Piano Concerto No.25, III. Allegretto  Piotr Anderszewski, Chamber Orchestra of Europe   Mozart: Music from The Marriage of Figaro  Fanie Antonelou (Susanna), Christian van Horn (Figaro); MusicAeterna/Teodor Currentzis   Mozart: La Clemenza di Tito RIAS Kammerchor, Freiburger Barockorchester/René Jacobs    Salieri: Sinfonia in D major, 'La Veneziana' III. Presto; La locandiera III. Presto London Mozart Players/Matthias Bamert
42 min
Everything Under The Sun
Everything Under The Sun
Molly Oldfield
Why do hamsters eat their own poo? With Kim Hillyard Why is my poo stinky? How do you make electricity out of poo?
In this week's show we answer three questions from Matilda & Tabitha, Cleo and Magnus with help from special guest expert the picture book writer and illustrator Kim Hillyard.  Kim has written two picture books, one about a brave and strong fly called Mabel who decides to climb a mountain and the other about a hamster called Ned, which is a story about kindness.  Kim tells us about hamsters and their different kinds of poo and why they eat one kind usually at night!  We have a competition to win a copy of Mabel and the Mountain and Ned: The Great Garden Race: a story about kindness. So listen to the podcast to find out how to enter!  Our next question is from Cleo in Australia, we find out why poo is stinky, as well as how to make it LESS stinky by eating healthy food and doing exercise.  Finally we find out how to turn poo into power! We talk about dairy farms that use manure to make biogas which is then turned into electricity to power local towns as well as how to use dehydrated poo to make power. Very useful!  Have a lovely week everyone and thank you for listening, sending in questions and sharing the podcast with all your friends!  Social media: Instagram: @everythingunderthesunpod Twitter: @everythinguts Facebook: @everythingunderthesunbyMollyOldfield Website: www.everythingunderthesun.co.uk Find out how to submit an answer on our website. More about Kim’s books: https://www.penguin.co.uk/authors/139794/kim-hillyard.html Molly Oldfield studied History at Oxford before becoming a QI elf, writing and researching questions for the BBC quiz show for twelve years. She has written three books. They are The Secret Museum, a book about all the things that are in museums that rarely, if ever, go on display; Wonders of the World’s Museums filled with things you can see, and Natural Wonders of the World about all kinds of creatures and places on our beautiful planet we call home.  This podcast will also be published as Everything Under the Sun – A Year of Curious Questions in September 2021 by Ladybird at Penguin Random House.  With thanks to Ash Gardner, Tyler Simmons Dale, Ladybird Books, Audio Networks.    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15 min
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