‘Science and Nature’

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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.

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!