‘Science and Nature’

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Dino Out the Door

March 30, 2018 4:25 pm

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There’s a new dinosaur in town, and it’s so huge it hardly fits in its house. Read on to do the math on just how big it is – and see how big of a house you’d need to keep this giant dino as a pet!

Getting a Grip on It

March 25, 2018 4:00 pm

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Have you ever stayed in the bathtub or pool so long that your fingers turned wrinkly? Wonder why that happens? Scientists did some tests to figure out this mystery. Read on to get a grip on the math (and science!) of wrinkly fingers.

Who Talks More, Girls or Boys?

March 24, 2018 4:00 pm

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Ever wonder if boys talk more than girls? Or girls talk more than boys? Read on to discover the numbers behind this noisy question – and talk about the math in talking!

Explosion of Diamonds

March 23, 2018 4:00 pm

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If you crack open enough cooled lava rocks, you might find a shiny surprise in one of them. But just how many would you have to smash to find this sparkling rock? Read on to find out – and shine bright with the math!

A Pretty Muddy Pig

March 22, 2018 4:00 pm

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Getting muddy can be lots of fun. And that’s what our friend here, the wild boar, thinks. Read on for more about this cousin to the pig – and get your hands dirty with some muddy math!

The Trees You Eat for Breakfast

March 21, 2018 4:00 pm

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When you drizzle real maple syrup onto your pancakes, you probably use just a few tablespoons. But it takes a lot more than a few tablespoons of sticky tree sap to make a bottle of this delicious topping. Read on to find out how it’s made and do the sweet, syrupy math!

From Bug Soup to Butterfly

March 20, 2018 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Audrey C. asked us, how does a caterpillar turn into a butterfly? Read on to find out the long journey one little bug makes to become a beautiful butterfly – and do the math in this cheery and colorful change!

A Better Friend Than a Porcupine

March 18, 2018 4:00 pm

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Animal shelters have all kinds of animals living there. For example, one animal shelter in Arkansas has a resident capybara, who is friends with puppies, turtles, deer, and basically everyone else at the shelter! Read on to see how Cheesecake the capybara’s friends have multiplied over the years – and do the math on capybaras.

How to Make a River Green

March 17, 2018 4:00 pm

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On St. Patrick’s Day, people like to make all kinds of things green. One of our favorite ways to celebrate happens in Chicago. Read on to find out about the celebration that’s bound to make you green with envy – and do the St. Patrick’s Day math!

Bugs on Stilts

March 16, 2018 4:00 pm

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Ever wonder how ants find their ways home? Scientists did, too – which led to a funny experiment with ants, the desert, and pig hairs. Read on to find out about this odd experiment – and play with the numbers in ant navigation!