Have you ever played the game of Telephone? In a group of people, one person thinks of something secret to say, and whispers it to next person, who whispers it to the next, until finally the last person says to everyone what he or she heard – which isn’t always what it started out as. And with over 1,000 people playing it to break the record, the secret phrase was bound to change. Read on to do the math on this fun game!
Today is Make Cut-Out Snowflakes Day, a great case of art and math coming together on paper. Real snowflakes are those tiny crystals of frozen water that fall from the sky. While two snowflakes could be the same, there’s almost no chance that will happen. And with endless possibilities for creativity, each paper snowflake is probably different, too. Read on to get the flurry of numbers about snowflakes!
Today is Christmas Day, when Christians everywhere celebrate the birth of Jesus. A big part of that is decorating the Christmas tree. The Lego store in Sydney, Australia decided to take it a step further and not only decorate a tree, but create one – entirely from Legos! Read on to do the math on this Lego-tastic Christmas tree.
Have you ever made anything out of clay? Clay starts out soft, and you can roll it, shape it, and carve designs into it. But once it dries out and hardens, if you drop it, it will break into zillions of pieces, like marble and stone do. That’s what happened to one statue at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Read on to see if the pieces of this masterpiece were able to be put back together – and do the math!
Waiters in restaurants have a really hard job. They have to ask what you want to eat, tell all of that to the chef, then hurry to bring you your meal on a giant tray of plates and glasses without dropping it all. Can you imagine doing all that while ice skating? Read on to do the math on how tricky waiting while skating can be!
If you love apple pie, there’s no such thing as too much of it. At least that’s how people in Maine feel about it. Read on to see how 10,000 apples and 135 volunteers broke a world record.
Have you ever held a piece of gold in your hand? Maybe a gold earring, or a pen or piece of art with a bit of gold on it? Well one museum decided to make a billboard that was as good as gold. Read on to see how far they made 2 ounces of gold go!
Well, we bet you’ve never seen a gold billboard like the one Science World Museum made.
Guitars are loud — and they play even louder when they’re as long as a house. The world’s largest guitar, made by Gibson, is 43 feet long, and you can actually play it. Of course, you can’t hold it in your lap, since it weighs 2,255 pounds. With a guitar that big, there’s bound to be a lot of noise!
You might not remember being pushed around in a stroller when you were 1 year old. But even so, you’re probably pretty sure the stroller didn’t have a gas-fueled engine driving it at the speed of a car. That didn’t stop one record-breaking dad from building the world’s fastest baby carriage.
If you love climbing, do we have the jungle gym for you. It’s the new Infinity Climber at Liberty Science Center. “Infinity” is a math word: it means “forever” or “endlessness.” And while the Infinity limber doesn’t go on and on forever, it is pretty big and full of math and exercise!