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When Sheep and Trains Fly

October 11, 2017 4:00 pm

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When people don’t believe something, they say it will happen “when pigs fly!” Well, you just may see a few pigs flying at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta this week. Read on to be lifted up, up, and away with the math in this hot air balloon festival!

Flashing Those Lego Feathers

October 10, 2017 4:00 pm

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If you’ve ever played with Legos, you know how fun it is to make creations with them. Well, Sean Kenney, an artist and “LEGO Certified Professional” has taken brick building to a new level – he creates life-like statues of animals using thousands of Legos! Read on to do the math on his brick collection – and see how real his wild creature creations look.

When Hippos Hang by a Hair

October 9, 2017 4:00 pm

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Ever wonder if your hair is strong enough to pick up a pen? Or a hippo? You might be surprised at just how strong one strand of hair can be! Read on to do the hair-raising math on the strength of your hair.

Fluffy Robot Penguin

October 8, 2017 4:00 pm

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It’s hard to study penguins as a scientist. But if you’re a scientist with a robot it’s a lot easier. And it’s even easier if your robot is cleverly disguised as a penguin. Read on to see how the penguins are liking these fluffy robot penguins, and do the penguin math.

How Many Days Old Are You?

October 7, 2017 4:00 pm

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Just how long is 1,000 days? When you do something every day, you might not realize how the numbers rack up and how quickly you can reach 1,000! Read on to see just how fast you get to 1,000 days.

Putting the Boom in Boomerang

October 6, 2017 4:00 pm

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When you throw a ball or Frisbee, it usually only comes back to you if you’re playing catch with somebody (or fetch with your dog). But a boomerang is different and will return to you on its own! Read on to find out how it works, and go flying with the boomerang math.

Cake? Waffles? Cake? Waffles?

October 5, 2017 4:00 pm

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This yummy-looking creation is made with chocolate cake mix in a waffle iron. So is it cake or waffles? And if it’s waffles, can we eat it for breakfast? Read on to layer on the math in this delicious dessert-breakfast!

How Does Water Get to Your House?

October 4, 2017 4:00 pm

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How much water does a water tower hold, and why are water towers so high off the ground? Read on to find out the answers to these great questions, and discover how much water and math are gushing out of this everyday structure!

Because Guinea Pigs Need Friends, Too

October 3, 2017 4:00 pm

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Different pets need different things, and some animals really need another animal friend. Guinea pigs are some of those animals, and the people of Switzerland have decided to do something to make sure these cute critters have furry friends. Read on to double the fun with the guinea pig math!

Potato Chips That Rock ‘n Roll

October 2, 2017 4:00 pm

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We always love a good mathy excuse to play with our food – and this one is really cool! One of our favorite online experimenters, Crazy Russian Hacker, shows us how to stack Pringles potato chips in such a way that they make a circle. Read on to do the math on stacking and snacking.