‘Science and Nature’

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When the Plant Is the Boss

August 6, 2018 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan James H. asked us, how many bugs can a pitcher plant eat in a year? Read on to learn more about the pitcher plant, and do the math to see just how many bugs a hungry plant can eat!

A Berry Big Number

August 2, 2018 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Elley C. asked us, are there more strawberries or people in the world? Read on to find out – you might be shocked by the tasty answer!

Fun Fur for All

July 31, 2018 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Grace C. asked us, how many hairs does a dog have? The answer might surprise you! (Or, if you have a dog and are constantly picking fur off your clothes, maybe you won’t be as surprised.) Read on to find out, and do the fur-flying math on our fuzzy friends.

When You Wish upon a Fluff

July 29, 2018 4:00 pm

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You know those cute yellow flowers you see in the grass? Or those round, white poofs of fluff you can blow into the air to make a wish? They’re the same flower, called a dandelion. And with the number of seeds and how far they can fly, there’s a lot of math in them. Read on to float away with the numbers in dandelions!

Where Every Day Is Your Birthday

July 28, 2018 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Ben W. asked us, which planet has the longest day? Read on to find out the answer, and see where you’d get to celebrate the most birthdays!

The Buck Moon Stops Here

July 27, 2018 4:00 pm

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What’s so special about July’s full moon? Read on to find out, and see how full of math full moons are!

Ducks of a Different Color

July 22, 2018 4:00 pm

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When you think of ducks, what color are they in your mind? Some ducks, like the ones in this picture, prefer a whole different set of colors. And these ducks have a cool way of talking to each other, too. Read on to find out more about these colorful friends, and swim through the math!

Tower of Water

July 20, 2018 4:00 pm

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When you turn on the faucet, have you ever wondered where that water comes from? Or why it sprays out so fast? Water comes from many places, but...

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Paper by the Pound

July 19, 2018 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Ruby W. asked us, how much paper do we use? When you think about everything that’s made of paper, the amount stacks up! Read on to do the math on paper, and see just how much you can do by recycling it.

3, 2, 1, Blast-Off!

July 18, 2018 4:00 pm

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It’s hard work to lift things, especially when they’re heavy. So just imagine how hard a rocket has to work when it’s blasting into space and carrying thousands of gallons of fuel! Read on to get carried away with spaceship math that’s out of this world.