‘Science and Nature’

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A Day for Our Friend Earth

April 22, 2018 4:00 pm

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Today is Earth Day, that day when we think about this amazing, beautiful planet that we call home, and how we can take better care of her. It was started back in 1970 to remind us to think about the environment. But we should think that way every day, right? Click “Read More” to see how we can do this and find out how the recycling numbers can really stack up!

Crickets Who Count

April 21, 2018 4:00 pm

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We humans aren’t the only creatures who can do math. Crickets can, too! Read on to find out what counting cricket chirps can tell you, and do the nature math.

Dance Like a Cockatoo

April 20, 2018 4:00 pm

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We know we can teach an animal to dance: we see it at the circus all the time. But do regular wild animals hear music and dance on their own, matching the beat? Click “Read More” to find out and do the math.

Orange You Glad You’re Not Round?

April 15, 2018 4:00 pm

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Normally, oranges and watermelons are round. But in Japan, they grow cool five-sided oranges and cube watermelons! Read on to see how the fruit math really shapes up.

A Not-So-Friendly Frog

April 14, 2018 4:00 pm

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Really colorful animals are pretty, like the poison dart frog. But sometimes their colors are giving you a warning. Read on to find out just how these frogs are talking to you with their creative colors, and jump to it with the math in poison dart frogs!

A LOT of Extra Brothers and Sisters

April 12, 2018 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fans Alex and Jacob W. asked us, which animal of all has the most babies at once? Read on to find out – and do the math on having all those brothers and sisters!

Slow but Super Snails

April 9, 2018 4:00 pm

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Snails may be really slow, but they have some really cool math patterns and numbers in them! Read on to discover the secret of snails – and do the math.

A New Kind of Doggie Paddle

April 5, 2018 4:00 pm

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What can be better than canoeing? David Bahnson thought canoeing with his two best four-legged friends would be fun. So he turned his canoe into a passenger boat. Read on to do the math on this canine canoe for three!

The Heartbeat That Can’t Be Beat

April 4, 2018 4:00 pm

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How much faster does a hummingbird’s heart beat than your own? Quicken your pulse with some top speed math in nature!

Giant Family for a Giant Tortoise

April 3, 2018 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.