‘Science and Nature’
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.
Hey, is that a real live monster-sized alligator? Read on to find out – and see how math, art, and nature come together!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Running a zoo is a lot of work: feeding all the animals, scooping their poop, and keeping critters from chasing (and eating) each other. For that last one, building the zoo is an even bigger project. Read on to jump through the math in creating a zoo!