By Mango Education
Hello EducatorJan 28, 2021
SS #122: Muddy Waters
Muddy boots or clean shoes?
SS #120: Who Ate The Apple?
An apple that's been bitten into, and no traces of the culprit! Help Sameer solve the case and find out who ate his apple.
SS #119: New Year, New Monsoon
With the new year, natural phenomena too seem to be changing in character. The surprise monsoon spill-over being experienced by the state of Tamil Nadu is proof of the same. Here are Science Educator Obuli Chandran's thoughts on it.
SS #118: Where Did The Water Disappear?
An educational story, especially for our young listeners, this episode is all about solving the science mystery behind a bowl of disappearing water!
SS #117: The Great Conjunction of December 2020
The Great Conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter is a rare spectacle that we were extremely fortunate to witness after nearly 800 years! Here's a narrative on the event and the significance it holds for astronomy enthusiasts.
SS #116: Sunspots Spotted
Have you noticed the tiny patches that are sometimes visible on the sun and are darker than the rest of its surface? Those patches are what we call 'Sunspots'. In this episode, Obuli Chandran explains what sunspots are, how they're formed, and what the solar cycle is all about.
SS #115: The Mysterious Best Friend
A fun science mystery for you comes in the form of this delightful story. How fast can you crack the hints and identify the mysterious best friend?
SS #114: The Return Monsoon
India experiences two types of monsoons. Learn the difference between them and how they influence and are in turn influenced by different factors.
SS #113: The Velcro Adventure
Biomimicry plays a significant role in the various inventions and architectural designs conceived by humans. The 'velcro' by George de Mestral is one such product that was inspired by nature. Here's a story of the invention of the velcro, narrated by Kovai Guru Reythus, a member of Mango Science Club.
SS #112: More Water On The Moon
The detection of water on the moon began in the 20th century, but research is an ongoing process. This year, NASA announced a second bout of discovering water along different regions of the moon.
SS #111: Dancing Rice & The Human Ear
Are you ready to see rice grains dance to your tune? Today's episode by storyteller & educator Deepa is all about a fun DIY science experiment that will not only entertain you but also teach you something interesting about the human ear.
Bonus: The Greatest Elongation
All about spotting Mercury, a rare sight in the sky!
SS #110: Draw With Perspective
The appearance of an object shifts depending on where you're seeing it from. Join kids Surya and Sameer as they explore the concept of perspective!
SS #109: Nobel Prize Physics 2020
The Nobel Prize for Physics 2020 was awarded to three people for their extraordinary contribution to and discovery in science - Andrea Ghez, Roger Penrose, and Reinhard Genzel. Here's a glimpse of the timeline of the Nobel Prize and how much science has evolved since the early ages.
SS #108: Mars Opposition 2020
A rare celestial configuration that we are fortunate to witness from Earth! Obuli Chandran explains the various occurrences related to Mars Opposition and how one can observe it using a binocular or a telescope.
SS #107: New Solar Cycle - The Northern Lights
Today's episode is dedicated to the magnificent star - The Sun. Learn about the spellbinding phenomena of the Northern lights, sunspots, solar flares, and what a solar cycle means in this fascinating science story by Obuli Chandran.
SS #106: The Ant Who Learned A Lesson
Our proud ant friend Brinjie is on a journey to learn a very important lesson. Here's a story to tell you what he's up to!
SS #105: I Spy With My Eyes
I Spy with my eyes, a fun little episode!
Have you played the 'I Spy' game? How quick are you at spotting objects and how well can you solve the clues? Join Diya, Surya, and Vinay anna for a game of spotting and spying.
SS #104: Rolling Stones
Yes, we're alluding to the English rock band. No, this story isn't about them. Instead, it's an experiment that will make you think about shapes and sounds. Listen away!
SS #103: The Three Bins
Do you have a waste segregation system in your home and locality? Do you think some of the waste can be used? Listen to an interesting conversation between Sameer and his father as they get creative with reusing and upcycling!
SS#102: The Perseids
Commonly known as shooting stars or meteor showers, Perseids are a spectacular astronomical phenomenon. In this episode, Obuli Chandran walks us through the process of witnessing it LIVE from home this weekend!
SS #101 : The Neowise Comet
Please note: This episode was recorded in July 2020 when the Neowise comet was visible to us from Earth. With an orbital period of 6800 years, the comet will next appear after about 60 centuries!
SS #99: Can You Define A Seed?
Is a definition simply a relevant assortment of words strung together? Or should it be a reflection your understanding of something?
SS #98: Is Strawberry Really a Fruit?
Impostor alert! If a tomato staggering between the fruit and vegetable basket wasn't enough, we now have to consider the possibility that the Strawberry is not actually a fruit.
SS #97: Ketchup & Fries
What if we told you that we can use your favourite ketchup-fry combo to help you become smarter? Find proof in this delicious episode.
SS #96: Rain Rain Come Again!
Splash in the puddles and dance in the rain, solve a fun riddle that we've sent your way again!
SS #95: Why Does A Paddy Field Produce A Foul Smell?
Certain smells are distinct and intense enough to leave a lasting impression. Paddy fields are among them! Find out the reason behind the foul smell that surrounds a paddy field.
SS #94: Shh. What Is That Sound?
A sound that is mysterious yet familiar - be quiet and pay attention. What is it?
SS #93: The King Of Planets & Its Moons
Join us on an auditory tour of the King Of Planets - Jupiter & its moons.
SS #92: Is There Another Corona?
While you might have come to associate the word 'corona' with the virus and, at large, the pandemic of 2020, there is more to this word and its origin.
SS#91: The Fox & The Stork Story With A Science Twist
Have you heard of the famous fox & stork story? In this episode, we bring this age-old story back, and it comes with a scientific twist and a dose of learning.
SS #90: When The Wheels Spin
A spinning wheel or top is a delight to watch. Have you ever wondered about the science behind this spinning movement? Let us take you through a brief learning journey to understand how it works.
SS #89: Real Threat Vs Illusionary Threat
Wrapping up the misconceptions around eclipses on a lighter note with a narrative on real versus illusionary threats.
SS#88: Planning A Mid-Year Celebration
In any system, one miscalculated move can topple a complete event like a house of cards. If you've ever planned an event you'd know how crucial each person's role is in making the event a success. Is a garage sale any different? Find out in this story.
SS #87: How Do Plants Communicate?
How a plant communicates with its various parts? How is this process different from the neural communication that takes place in a human body? Here's a peek into plant biology, from a seed scientist.
SS #86: Rainy Day
'Petrichor', a word of Greek origin, is used to describe that wet, earthy scent that is produced when rainwater mixes with soil. Here's a story to tell you how this term came into being.
SS #85: Eclipses Don't Always Come Alone
Who would've guessed that eclipses are team players? Any type of eclipse is always preceded or followed by one or more of this phenomenon, and Obuli Chandran is here to tell us the reason behind why this actually happens.
SS #84: Myths Around Eclipses
Eating during an eclipse can harm the body- one of the most common myths associated with eclipses. You may have heard many more of these, but how many are backed by scientific explanation? Here's a little process of demystification to help you weigh those myths.
SS #83: Time for A New Table
Have you ever used your fingers to measure or convey the length/width of an object? Units of measurement are on of the basic lessons in school, but how do these measurements vary when we use objects other than measuring instruments?
SS #82: Rainbows
Talk about the spectrum of colours began with the seven-banded rainbow. But how much of its discovery do you know about? Here's a quick lesson on the science behind rainbow formation.
SS #81: Why We Can't Fall Asleep In A New Place
Tossing the blanket about, turning your pillow upside down, and checking the time every few minutes. Sounds familiar? These are probable signs of trying to fall asleep in a new place. Listen to this episode to know why many of us have trouble sleeping in a new environment.
SS #80: Crime Science Investigation
Love playing detective? Come and solve a 'science crime' with us - the mystery of the groundnut plant.
SS #79: 21st June 2020
The Solar Eclipse of 21st June 2020 was a grand phenomenon. Here's a throwback to the eclipse and some crucial guidelines that one must follow when observing an eclipse.
SS #78: Can Birds Fly On Moon?
What is it that propels an object in flight? Do you think the same conditions would apply if we were talking about an object outside of Earth's atmosphere? Obuli Chandran brings you some intriguing questions and facts that explain the concept of flight.
SS #77: Hide And Seek
How good are you at games? Sameer and Diya are back with an interesting twist to the popular game of 'Hide & Seek'. A fun way to understand simple concepts and observe your surroundings.
SS #76: Mathematicians As Soldiers
Infamous, brutal, and devastating - that's how we describe WW2. But did you know that the war wasn't just fought by soldiers? At the epicentre of this battle was the 'Enigma machine', an invention that changed the face of war.
SS #75: The Manned Mission 2020
Another spectacular first in man's successful launches to space! In this episode, Obuli Chandran talks about the manned mission 2020, an achievement that has inspired many a space enthsiast.
SS #74: How About A Coffee?
Freshly roasted coffee beans and a steaming cup brewed to perfection is every coffee lover's dream! In this episode, Satyasri highlights the connection between coffee consumption and vanishing sleep.
SS #73: Secret Of Maize Silk
Discover the secret use of the long, shiny fibres that protect the juicy corn within. In this episode, seed scientist Satyasri takes us through the process of obtaining maize silk .
SS #72: Rhinos 101
Rhinoceros or Rhinos identified popularly by their horned snouts are one among the few megaherbivores. Today's story is a crash course on the Rhinos and brought to you by Vinaya Selvaraj, one of our young listeners.