‘Science and Nature’

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Can a Bird Take You for a Ride?

November 5, 2017 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Kaien M. asked us a great question: how many birds would it take to pick you up and fly with you? Read on to fly away with the math and see what the answer to this question is!

Your 25-Hour Day

November 4, 2017 4:00 pm

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Tonight people across the U.S. will end “daylight savings,” that time of year when our clocks say a time 1 hour later than the “real” time in space. We’ll turn our clock hands back 1 hour, and in the spring turn them forward as we do every year. Why do we do this? Read more to find out, and do the math!

Working Out with Wolves

October 30, 2017 4:00 pm

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If you got to run with wild wolves, would you have more fun running? Some scientists got to do this, but they were experimenting to see if the wolves would get along better and share more food. Read on to see how they trained the wolves to run on treadmills – and run through the wild math!

1,000-Pound Pumpkin

October 29, 2017 4:00 pm

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If you live in America, you might want to carve a pumpkin for Halloween, or at least roll a couple onto your front lawn for decoration. Well, you’d better get your muscles in shape if you’re buying your pumpkins from farmer Keith Edwards, who’s grown 7 huge pumpkins that together weigh over 7,000 pounds! Read on to work your math muscles with this giant pumpkin math.

When Elephants Were Furry

October 28, 2017 4:00 pm

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Woolly mammoths were long-ago cousins to the elephant – and they were definitely woolly! With hair as long as 3 feet, they were sure to keep warm in the cold winters. Read on to discover the hair-raising numbers behind this mammoth of a creature.

Pumpkin Face-Off

October 26, 2017 4:00 pm

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What do you get when you divide the circumference of a jack-o-lantern by its diameter? Read on to find out the answer to this pumpkin math riddle, and learn more wacky number facts behind pumpkins!

Crush and Smush That Apple Mush

October 24, 2017 4:00 pm

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Have you ever had some apple cider and wondered just how they get all the juice from the apples into the cartons? You’d be surprised just how much crushing and smushing go into making yummy cider. Read on to find out how it’s made and do the mushy math!

Why We Run in the Rain

October 23, 2017 4:00 pm

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Do we even want to run in the rain? Usually no. But if it’s raining outside and you just have to get from here to there, will you get wetter running or walking? Read on to find out and do the raindrop math!

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.