# ‘Science and Nature’

##### Giraffe Hotel

September 11, 2017 4:00 pm

A hotel is a building where you pay to stay one night at a time when away from home – and where, if you’re in Kenya, a giraffe might suddenly poke its head through your window. Read on to check out these interesting guests and do the giraffe math!

##### Why Did the Duck Cross the Road?

September 8, 2017 4:00 pm

Every once in a while, we’re driving down a road and have to stop to let a family of geese cross, or a mama deer and her fawns, or maybe just a squirrel if you see him in time. But like the people who filmed this video, we enjoy watching — and counting! Read on to see how the ducks line, and add, up.

##### Swing That Bowling Ball

September 7, 2017 4:00 pm

When you swing on a swing, you’ll find that whether you push back a lot or a little to start, it always takes the same amount of time to swing from back to front. The only thing that changes the timing of a swing is the length of the chains: longer swings take longer to swing. One person showed this using bowling balls on strings – and you’d be amazed at what the balls did! Read on to watch the video, and do the swinging math.

##### Lots of Room for Giraffes

September 6, 2017 4:00 pm

When you drive around your neighborhood or zip across town, it’s easy to forget how much bigger the world is by comparison. That’s why the map pictured here is so cool. Read on to see just how neat it is – and map out the math!

##### The Fluffiest Sheep Ever

August 31, 2017 4:00 pm

If you don’t cut your hair for a while, it gets really long. Now imagine how big and fluffy a sheep gets without a haircut! That’s what happened to one sheep in Australia, who must have gotten pretty itchy from all that fur. Read on for the fun facts on this fluffy math problem.

##### A Mini-Mini-Kangaroo

August 27, 2017 4:00 pm

Kangaroos are big. But their cousin the wallaby is much smaller. And that means wallabies such as this rescued one named Scotty can fit in some pretty small and snug places and look really adorable! Read on to do the mini math of wallabies.

##### Bears in the Backyard Pool

August 25, 2017 4:00 pm

You’ve probably heard of the doggy paddle, but what about the bear paddle? One family of bears decided to show us just that as they took a swim in the backyard pool of a New Jersey family. Read on to see how much fun the mama and cub bears had – and swim through the numbers behind these bubbly bears!

##### Squirrels with Stripes

August 21, 2017 4:00 pm

Of all backyard animals, one of the cutest and furriest is the tiny chipmunk. This small rodent is a Read on to find out more about these furry backyard friends, and do the chipmunk math!

##### When the Sun Plays Hide and Seek

August 20, 2017 4:00 pm

What happens during a solar eclipse that makes it so cool? Read on to find out – and see the out-of-this-world math that’s involved!

##### A Tummy Scratch for Elephants

August 12, 2017 4:00 pm

World Elephant Day is the perfect day to explore the mighty math in elephants. Read on to see how the numbers add up with these friendly giants.