‘Science and Nature’

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Watch Out for Space Junk

May 24, 2020 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Chloe H. asked us a great question: how many times could you fly around the world in a spaceship in one day? Read on to find out, and fly through the space math!

Can You Face the Wild Wind?

May 17, 2020 4:00 pm

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Sometimes winds are so strong it feels like you’ll be picked up and blown away! And this one guy almost is. Read on to find out just how strong those winds are, and get blown away by the windy math.

Let’s Bounce

May 11, 2020 4:00 pm

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When you drop a ball, it bounces back up, but not to the same full height. What happens if you drop a ball on top of a ball...

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Giant Family for a Giant Tortoise

May 10, 2020 4:00 pm

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Our friends Tyler and Ally M. just shared with us that last week Nigrita the 80-year-old Galapagos tortoise just had babies for the first time. While 80 years may seem like a long time, tortoises can live to be double that! Read on to see what other numbers make these reptiles a really big deal.

Rocks That Look Sad, Glad or Mad

May 6, 2020 4:00 pm

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Have you ever found a funny face in an unexpected place? So has one man with a big collection! Read on to meet some faces that really rock!

Eel-ing with Delight

May 4, 2020 4:00 pm

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With aquariums closed, we’re missing visiting all those cool sea creatures. Turns out, they miss us, too! This aquarium in Tokyo wants people to FaceTime with their spotted garden eels....

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Can You Really Eat a Cactus?

May 3, 2020 4:00 pm

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Have you ever tried to touch a cactus? How about eat parts of it? Some cacti have paddles that turn into fruit you can actually eat! Read on to poke around the math in cacti.

The Bunnies on Your Block

May 2, 2020 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Anne S. asked us, how many bunnies can live in a neighborhood? Read on to get hopping with the math behind these furry neighborhood friends, and find out!

You Say Tomato, I Say To-mah-to

May 1, 2020 4:00 pm

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You may not think it, but a tomato is a mysterious plant. How do you say it’s name: to-may-to or to-mah-to? Is it a fruit or a vegetable? How did we figure out it wasn’t poisonous? Read on to find out…and do the to-math-o in tomatoes!

A Baby That Towers Over You

April 30, 2020 4:00 pm

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Giraffes are the tallest animals in the world, towering 16 to 18 feet high. So just think about how tall baby giraffes are! And their height isn’t the only amazing number about them. Read on to reach new heights with the math of baby giraffes.