‘Science and Nature’

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A Fight between Fruits and Veggies

June 22, 2018 4:00 pm

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What’s the difference between a fruit and a vegetable? A fruit comes out of the flower on a plant and holds seeds. Apples and oranges, peaches and apricots,...

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Walking with 4 Left Feet

June 21, 2018 4:00 pm

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Once you get the hang of it, it’s easy to walk with your 2 legs. But what if you had 4 legs like a horse, or 8 legs like a crab? Read on to find out how these animals motor around – and get a leg up on the math!

The Cuddliest Octopus

June 18, 2018 4:00 pm

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“Cute” isn’t usually the first word you think of to describe an octopus. But this flapjack octopus is definitely an exception! Read on to see how the cuteness adds up for this eight-legged friend.

Perfect Paper Pets

June 12, 2018 4:00 pm

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This sleepy bear looks so real that if you poked him, he might startle awake. But he’s a sculpture made by artist Calvin Nicholls. Read on to be surprised by the material Calvin uses in his sculptures, and see where math meets art in his amazing work!

What Do Marshmallows, Batteries, and Glue Have in Common?

June 11, 2018 4:00 pm

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You’d never think that marshmallows, batteries and glue have anything in common, but they do! Read on to find out what it is – and do the math in their mysterious connection.

Clock-a-Doodle-Doo

June 10, 2018 4:00 pm

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Most of us don’t live on farms, but we all know that the sound of a rooster crowing as the wake-up call when the sun rises. But did you know that roosters crow at the right time every day even if there isn’t sun? Click “Read More” to find out about these amazing alarm clocks and do the math!

Tiny Turbo-Bird

June 6, 2018 4:00 pm

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The bee hummingbird is the world’s tiniest bird. Just how small is this little flying wonder? Read on to find out – and get buzzing with the math in bee hummingbirds!

When You’re Stuck in the Sand

June 3, 2018 4:00 pm

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Longtime Bedtime Math fan Sophia Y. asked us, how many sand particles would it take to cover a person? Sand particles are really tiny, so they add up fast! Read on to find out, and do the math on this super sandy question.

Tigers as Pets?

June 2, 2018 4:00 pm

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Tigers may be big and strong and scary, but people love them. Thanks to their beautiful, stripy fur and slinky way of walking, tigers always win more votes for most Popular Animal than their less exciting cousin, the housecat. And with their speed and huge size, it’s not hard to see why. Click “Read More” for the numbers behind these favorite felines.

May Your Ears Hang Low

May 31, 2018 4:00 pm

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Did you know that your ears and nose “grow” your whole life? Read on to find out the astonishing math behind your ever-changing facial features!