Voyager for Kids

Science questions from kids of all ages are answered by Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, scientists. Ask one yourself here for a chance to win a Scripps t-shirt!

China air pollution drifts out to sea. Image courtesy the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE Voyager: Why is China's Pollution Considered the "World's Pollution”?
– Salma C., 15, Pacoima, Calif.
Sep 23, 2014
Voyager: Can May Gray be Predicted?
– Mark M., San Diego, Calif.
Apr 30, 2014
Voyager: How Long until Ocean Temperature Goes up a Few More Degrees?
– Lily S., Austin, Texas
Mar 18, 2014
Beijing traffic at sunset. Photo: Buzrael Voyager: Why Don't Global Surface Temperature Trends Match Atmospheric CO2 Increases?
– Ruben M., Watsonville, Calif.
Feb 05, 2014
Voyager: What would cause thermohaline circulation in the oceans to stop?
– Richard B., Huber Heights, Ohio
Dec 19, 2013
Scene from DEEP video game Voyager Activity: Kids! Want to drive an underwater robot?
New video games from Scripps put you in the driver’s seat
Oct 01, 2013
Voyager: When an earthquake happens, do plates under the earth really rub against each other or what is really happening?
– Cortlynd B., 13, San Diego, Calif.
Mar 20, 2013
Voyager: How long does it take for a small island to be created?
– Holbrooke S., 10, San Diego, Calif
Sep 28, 2012
Voyager: Taking Your Questions

Aug 30, 2012
Voyager: Why are clouds made of water? How do they form?
– Kayvon B.,14, San Diego, Calif.
Aug 15, 2012
Voyager: What is a narwhal’s tusk used for?
– Marina V., 9, Solvang, Calif.
May 20, 2012
Voyager: Why is the Ocean Blue?
— Siena N., 5, San Diego, Calif.
Feb 16, 2012
Voyager: Why Don’t Ocean Surface Currents Cross the Equator?
– Chris W., 15, Beaverton, Ore.
Jan 31, 2012
Voyager: What is the biggest jellyfish?
Q: What is the biggest jellyfish?
Dec 14, 2011
Voyager: What materials cause the highest level of pollution in water ecosystems? Voyager: What materials cause the highest level of pollution in water ecosystems?
Q. What materials cause the highest level of pollution in water ecosystems? Once this pollution exists, how can it be removed?
Nov 09, 2011
Voyager: When Will Ocean Acidifiction Begin to Dissolve Coral and Other Calcifiers? Voyager: When Will Ocean Acidification Begin to Dissolve Coral and Other Calcifiers?

Aug 31, 2011
Voyager: How Do You Study Deep-Sea Animals? Voyager: How Do You Study Deep-Sea Animals?
Q. Some animals live deep in the ocean at great depths and pressure. How do you study them? Won’t they die when you remove them from their native environment?
Aug 01, 2011
Voyager: Why is the Earth Round? Voyager: Why is the Earth Round?
Q. If massive boulders came together to form the earth, wouldn’t the planet appear from space as a big bunch of chunks? Why does it appear so smooth?
Jul 28, 2011
Voyager: Can Volcanoes Next to Each Other Erupt Simultaneously? Voyager: Can Volcanoes Next to Each Other Erupt Simultaneously?

Jun 10, 2011
Voyager: Will the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Cause Mutations? Voyager: Will the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Cause Mutations?

Jun 09, 2011