‘Science and Nature’

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Are Rockets Fast or Slow?

October 17, 2017 4:00 pm

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Of course rockets are fast – or are they? Do they go as fast on the ground as they do in air? Or would you be able to beat a rocket in a race around your town? Read on to rocket through the math in space shuttles!

Get in Line – with Saturn and Mars

October 15, 2017 4:00 pm

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When we look at the stars in the night sky, we see that our planet Earth isn’t the only ball of rock whizzing through space. There are 7 other major planets gong around the Sun, the Moon – our nearest neighbor – and a lot more. The Moon sounds like it’s far away, almost a quarter million miles, but someone figured out that all the other planets could fit perfectly lined up in that space! Read on to do the math on the space in space.

The Straw That Broke the Gator’s Back

October 12, 2017 4:00 pm

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Hey, is that a real live monster-sized alligator? Read on to find out – and see how math, art, and nature come together!

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.

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.

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!

Prairie Dog Party

September 30, 2017 4:00 pm

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Prairie dogs aren’t only cute animals that apparently like to munch on carrots. They’re also awesome underground architects, building tunnels and “towns” that are miles long! Read on to learn more about these furry friends – and dig up the numbers behind prairie dogs.