Sleep Tight Science - A Bedtime Science Show For Kids

Sleep Tight Science - A Bedtime Science Show For Kids

We’ve got bedtime down to a (Sleep Tight) Science! Sleep Tight Science is an engaging bedtime show that makes science accessible and enjoyable for the whole family. Snuggle in and drift off to sleep while learning about science topics submitted by listeners! Designed for curious young minds (but simple enough for grown-ups to understand), Sleep Tight Science uses big words to answer big questions that kids wonder about, like why do we feel icky sometimes and how do our legs help us move? Learn something new about the natural world while drifting off to dreamland. Have an interesting science question or a topic you’re curious about? Email us at hello@sleeptightscience.com, and it might just be the focus of an upcoming episode!

Episodes

July 10, 2024 24 mins

In this episode, we will learn about the world of stink bugs. We will discover why stink bugs release their characteristic smell and how this clever strategy helps protect them from predators. We will also look at their diet and feeding habits, learning about what stink bugs eat and how they impact the plants and crops they feed on. Plus, we will share some fun facts about them. We will answer questions from Zeppelin, seven years o...

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In this episode, we are going to start learning about snakes. With the help of Bernice and Papa Bear, we will learn if all snakes are poisonous, if they lay eggs, how snakes shed their skin, and more. Bernice also shares all kinds of science facts she learned at the school library. Listen and see what she finds out. 

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In this episode, we will learn a little about food and eating in space. We will look at the history of the food astronauts eat, comparing what it was like to how it is today. We will also look at how they eat in space. Then we answer questions from Rowan Olsen, who wants to know why oil is slippery, Omari in Vancouver, BC, who wants to know about the Big Bang, and George in Melbourne, Australia, who asks why sand on your shoes can ...

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May 29, 2024 23 mins

In this episode, we will start learning what makes amphibians so unique, we will look at the incredible life cycle of frogs, and the various environments in which they will thrive across the globe. We will also look at what these amazing creatures eat to fuel their leaps and hops. After that, we will answer some questions from Charlie, Kyra van Hemert, and Abigail. Then we will share some fun facts to satisfy your curiosity about f...

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May 15, 2024 21 mins

In this episode, we will learn a bit about bees. We will examine why bees are necessary, their challenges, how they are adapted to collecting pollen, and learn about pollination. We will look at how bees live together in one hive and their roles. And finally, we will understand how honey is made. We also answer some questions from Ellery, who wants to know why hippos open their mouths so wide, and Suraya, who wants to understand ho...

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May 1, 2024 19 mins

In this episode, we are going to talk about the clever and captivating world of foxes! We'll learn about their physical characteristics, discover the diverse habitats they call home, explore the different types of foxes around the world, and munch on some knowledge about what these cute animals eat. After that, we'll tackle some listener questions and add fun facts to satisfy your fox curiosity.

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April 24, 2024 19 mins

In this episode, we will explore the Earth through some engaging fun facts. We will investigate why Earth is often referred to as the "Blue Marble," examine the ten largest islands and their unique features, and dive into some of the remarkable animals native to Australia. Also, we will discuss why Earth could be considered a vast playground. We'll also answer questions from our listeners: Porter Murdock, who will ask why mountains...

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April 17, 2024 22 mins

In this episode, we will learn a little about raccoons. We will look at their appearance, life cycle, and how they adapted to living in cities and other urban environments. We also answer listener questions regarding how legs help us move, why we are ticklish, and how our body feels pain. This is a fun one!

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In this episode, we will learn about electricity and computers with questions from James, Daniel, Silas, Addalyn, and Caleb. We'll talk about how we make electricity using methods such as generators, water, wind, solar power, and burning fuels. We'll also explain how electricity travels through a cord into your gadgets. Plus, we'll look at how we make computers and the chips inside them, where they're made, and what we need to make...

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March 20, 2024 22 mins

This episode taught us a little about solar eclipses and some safe ways to view them. We had questions from Adeline, who wanted to know how the Northern Lights appear; Nate, who asked why the lighting is so hot; and Isaiah, who asked why the sky is blue. We would love to hear your thoughts if you experience the upcoming total solar eclipse. 

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March 6, 2024 21 mins

In this episode, we will learn a little about aliens or extraterrestrials. We will discuss why scientists think there could be life outside our planet and how they will look for it. We will look at the “Goldilocks Zone,” where it is not too hot or cold for liquid water and possibly life. We will examine questions from Harrison, Alba, Griffin, and Rohan. They will ask about how the earth was made; how lava is made; why we have to go...

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February 28, 2024 19 mins

In this episode, we will learn more about the solar system, uncovering intriguing facts about the solar system and the moon, comets, and space travel. We will start with a brief recap of what we have previously explored about the solar system. With these new facts—from the moon's mysterious craters to the tail-spinning journeys of comets and the exciting realities of voyaging through space—you can share fascinating tidbits with you...

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February 21, 2024 21 mins

In this episode, we explore why we sometimes feel yucky, like after eating too many sweets or not enough veggies or when we're super worried or stressed out. Feeling yucky can mean our body is trying to tell us something, but figuring that out can be tricky because everyone's body is different. We're also going to talk about why we get hiccups, sneeze, and sore throats when we're sick. Thank you for listening!

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February 7, 2024 20 mins

In this episode, we're diving into the fascinating world of penguins! Imagine journeying from the icy South Pole to exotic islands near the equator, discovering where these fantastic birds call home. We'll uncover the secrets of their black and white feathers, learn about the different penguin species from the tiny to the towering, and find out how they keep cozy in the chilliest places. Plus, we'll solve mysteries like why we have...

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January 31, 2024 18 mins

Did you know that the dinosaur with the longest name is Micropachycephalosaurus? In this episode we answer questions from our listeners about dinosaurs.  Questions like, what caused the dinosaurs to become extinct, and What was the first dinosaur ever discovered? If you love dinosaurs as much as we do, then you will love listening to all the facts we discovered. 

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January 24, 2024 24 mins

In this episode, we start to learn about viruses. Viruses are extremely small and can only be seen with a special microscope. Even though they are small, they can have a very big impact on our bodies. We learn about this topic by following a story with Bernice and Papa Bear as they learn all about it.

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In this episode, we learned about spiders, especially the Darwin's Bark Spider and some questions from you, our listeners. Spiders are fascinating creatures with unique characteristics: they belong to the arachnid family and can be found worldwide in various sizes and colours. They exhibit remarkable abilities, from web-spinning and hunting to having special features like blue blood and multiple eyes. These diverse and often misund...

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In this remastered episode, we are going to learn a bit about food. Which we thought was worthy of a repeat, considering all the food we eat during this time of year. 

What is a balanced diet? What does our body need to function properly? We are also going to look at some quick answers to come listener's questions. Come and join us and see what you can learn! 

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December 13, 2023 22 mins

In this episode, we will learn about snow, what it is made of and the different colours it can be. Did you know that snow could be in different colours? We will discuss the water cycle and how important snow is for the water supply in many places. We will look at The Science of Snowflakes and discuss how they are created and how each is unique. We will examine how the temperature influences the design of the snowflake. We wil...

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November 29, 2023 24 mins

In this episode, we will explore the amazing world of Marine Mammals and their incredible superpowers! Marine Mammals are warm-blooded, breathe air with lungs, and even have a bit of hair at some point in their lives. They can do awesome things like dive super deep into the ocean. We will also answer listeners' questions! We'll talk about why narwhals have long, pointy horns, whether we can train fish like we train do...

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