Science Explained

Journey through interactive podcasts for kids, cartoon explainers, and more to uncover how science really works.

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An understanding of evolution informs many of the questions in foundational biology that Whitehead Institute scientists are researching. This cartoon explains some of the fundamental concepts in evolution. 

DNA contains the instructions for how to build everything in our bodies. Each of your cells contains a copy of your DNA—like a set of the blueprints. Parts of these instructions are carried out as needed in different cells.

Repeated sequences of DNA are everywhere. In fact, two thirds of the human genome are made of repetitive elements. With this cartoon explainer, learn how repetitive DNA plays a role in health and disease. 

Tumble is a science podcast for kids, to be enjoyed by the entire family. We tell stories about science discoveries, with the help of scientists! Join Lindsay Patterson (science journalist) & Marshall Escamilla (teacher) as they ask questions, uncover mysteries, and share what science is all about.