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!

Scripps Pier record of ocean temperature trend Voyager: How Has Climate Change Affected the Oceans at a Local Level, Particularly La Jolla Shores (San Diego, Calif.)?
Jocelyne R., 16, San Diego, Calif.
Jan 12, 2017
A Leafy Seadragon at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Voyager: How Long Can a Seadragon Live and are Seadragons Seahorses?
James L., 8, San Diego, Calif.
Aug 19, 2015
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 did James Cameron's successful dive (to the deepest part of the ocean) benefit us?
-- Julian H., 13, Mocksville, NC
Dec 19, 2012
Voyager: How long does it take for a small island to be created?
– Holbrooke S., 10, San Diego, Calif
Sep 28, 2012
Voyager: How long does it take for a small island to be created?
-- Holbrooke S., 10, San Diego, Calif
Sep 27, 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, Ballard, Calif.
May 21, 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: In looking at a world map showing ocean surface currents, it appears that with very few exceptions, currents do not cross the equator. Why is this?
-- Submitted by Chris W., 15, Beaverton, Ore.
Jan 31, 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?
--Submitted by Owen H., 6, Fairbanks, Alaska
Dec 16, 2011