Why do fireflies flash their lights on and off, on and off? That’s what four curious kids want to know. Biologist Sara Lewis has studied fireflies for decades, and she’s cracked the code of their spectacular light displays. She explains why fireflies light up at night with a story of an undercover experiment. Sara tells us how she “spoke firefly” and learned that female fireflies are surprisingly hard to please. To learn more about fireflies, see Sara’s website and book at www.silentsparks.com. We’re proud that Tumble is a free podcast! But we need your support to keep it going and growing. We’ve launched a Patreon campaign to offer you awesome rewards in exchange for a monthly pledge! Find out what our next episode is about in advance, get notified of opportunities to be on the show, receive exclusive educational content and so much more. Find the link on our website, www.tumblepodcast.com. Subscribe and review Tumble on iTunes, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter. We want to hear from you at email@example.com. Firefly photo by Terry Priest used with permission from Sara Lewis.
Neddy is the biggest fish in the small pond, and the biggest bully too. One day she tries to see what life in the big pond is like. Lessons are learned. Songs are sung! Support the show at patreon.com/stories
Seven-year old Sawyer wants to know: how does an engine work? We learn about chainsaws from Ashleigh Belrose, an instructor the Center for Technology in Essex, Vermont.
There’s a drought in the savanna, and tensions are running high between the striped and spotted animals. Support the show at patreon.com/stories and leave us a review on iTunes!
Dr. Meg talks with radio talk show host and author Laura Ingraham about the strong willed child. If you have a willful child and you feel like the relationship has become defined by wins or losses, fatigue, and guilt, then this episode is custom built for you. Send your success stories or questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today’s story is about welcoming a new baby into the family! Big brothers, sisters, and cousins will relate to Raymond’s gradual acceptance and excitement about becoming a big brother in this sweet story.
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How and why do mosquitoes suck our blood? Why do their bites itch ALL the time? Why do some people get bitten more than others? And do these pesky and possibly dangerous insects serve any kind of useful purpose?
We have a short and sweet summer episode for you! Charles Darwin is known as the father of evolution, but he got his start as a naturalist as a young man. He took an ambitious five year journey around the year, studying thousands of species of plants and animals. Many years after his return to England, he wrote The Origin of Species, one of the most famous and influential scientific books ever written. Áki Jarl Láruson tells the story, at a meeting of evolutionary biologists in Austin, Texas. Learn more at tumblepodcast.com Have you answered our listener survey? Help shape the future of Tumble at bit.ly/tumblesurvey Subscribe on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher! Like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter!
https://download.ted.com/talks/EmmaMarris_2016T-480p.mp4?apikey=172BB350-0008How do you define “nature?” If we define it as that which is untouched by humans, then we won’t have any left, says environmental writer Emma Marris. She urges us to consider a new definition of nature — one that includes not only pristine wilderness but also the untended patches of plants growing in urban spaces — and encourages us to bring our children out to touch and tinker with it, so that one day they might love and protect it.
The mice have gathered and need a plan to stop the cat! One mouse has a plan, but is anyone brave enough to pull it off? Based on the fable, this original story/poem will brighten up your day! Support the show and get our ad-free archive at Patreon.com/stories