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Poison Apples for All

July 18, 2014 4:00 pm

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In places with lots of farms, it can be tricky to keep crops and farm animals safe from wild animals, while still letting those wild animals live. For once, we can solve both problems at the same time. Click “Read More” to see how poison apples are doing this – and do the math!

Overload of Pet Fish

July 17, 2014 4:00 pm

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No matter how much you love pet fish, there’s a limit as to how many you can have. The rule is 1 gallon of water for every 1 inch of fish. So if you want more fish, you have to build a bigger fish tank, like this one guy did. Click “Read More” to see just how big this tank is and do the fishy math!

How Tall Is Tall?

July 16, 2014 4:00 pm

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It’s pretty easy to measure how tall you are: from the floor to the top of your head, no shoes allowed. But it’s a little more difficult to measure buildings: do you count up to the top floor? Or is it to the tippy top of the antenna? Click “Read More” to count your way to the top!

Stowaway Snake

July 15, 2014 4:00 pm

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Sometimes cars just stop working right in the middle of the road. But it’s not often that they stop working for the reason that one woman’s car in New Mexico stopped. Click “Read More” to see what shock awaited her when she opened the hood – and do the math!

Fill Me Up

July 14, 2014 4:00 pm

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Getting gasoline for your car is pretty easy. But how does the gas get to that hose in the first place? Click “Read More” to find out and do the math behind gas!

The State of Lego

July 13, 2014 4:00 pm

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Every state in the United States is different. Each has its own history and foods, trees and animals, cool places to see and activities to try. One person decided to show all of this – with Legos! Click “Read More” to do the Lego-y math of the 50 States.

Hexagon Hurricane

July 11, 2014 4:00 pm

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Usually, storms like tornadoes and hurricanes twirl in circles. But this storm on Saturn that has probably been raging for centuries is different. Click “Read More” to find out why and do the stormy math!

Speed Sliding: The Real Deal

July 9, 2014 4:00 pm

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We love waterslides here at Bedtime Math. So a big, roller-coaster-like waterslide with plastic ramps soaring dozens of feet into the air definitely grabbed our attention. Click “Read More” to find out about this gigantic water ride and slide through the math!

What Soda Really Boils Down To

July 8, 2014 4:00 pm

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We all know that soda is loaded with sugar, rots people’s teeth and makes people fat if they drink too much. So it’s not surprising what’s left when one guy boils a bottle of soda. Click “Read More” to see how the math in all this boils out!

Bursting the Bubble Record

July 7, 2014 4:00 pm

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One way to break a world record is to join a giant group of people who try to break it together. And bubble-wrap popping is one of the best records to break. Click “Read More” to see how the people at Twin Lakes Elementary school popped out some math and broke the record.