‘Science and Nature’

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When the Sun Plays Hide and Seek

August 20, 2017 4:00 pm

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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

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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.

How to Blow Up a Watermelon

August 9, 2017 4:00 pm

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Watermelon is a delicious and juicy summer treat. The only problem with it is trying to cut up the giant round fruit. But two guys figured out the most fun way to do this – using rubber bands. Read on to see how they did it, and do the explosive watermelon math!

When Your Food Makes a Face

August 8, 2017 4:00 pm

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Food is fun to begin with, but it’s even more fun when it makes a face at you. And apparently, this isn’t as rare as you’d think. Read on to crunch the numbers behind the fun food face math!

A Month of Power-Eating

August 7, 2017 4:00 pm

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It must be confusing to be an arctic woolly bear moth. They do everything differently from other moths, and really any other animal. Read on to find out about these strange creatures – and do the moth math!

How Monkeys Use a Toothbrush

August 4, 2017 4:00 pm

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A toothbrush is for brushing teeth, right? Well, for one pygmy marmoset named Ninita, it has a much different use. Read on to find out why this teeny tiny monkey likes her toothbrush so much – and brush through the math!

The 24 Most Important Guinea Pigs

July 31, 2017 4:00 pm

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From dressing up, to swimming, to imitating vegetables, guinea pigs are busy creatures. They’re so busy that a list was made of the 24 Most Important Guinea Pigs. Read on to find out just how important our furry friends are – and do the math on these impressive pets!

Dinnertime at the Zoo

July 30, 2017 4:00 pm

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It’s National Zookeeper Week! Zookeepers do a lot more than just hang out with the animals and keep them company. They take care of them and feed them, too. And some animals can really pile on the food! Read on to see how quickly the pounds of food add up when it’s dinnertime at the zoo – and see how much work zookeepers really have to do.

Can That Cow Jump over the Moon?

July 29, 2017 4:00 pm

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When you think about the nursery rhyme “Hey Diddle Diddle,” a cow seems like an odd choice to jump over the moon, since kangaroos, hares, and other animals can jump a lot higher. Read on to reach new heights with the jumping nursery rhyme math!

The Castle Flying over Your Head

July 28, 2017 4:00 pm

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As if launching a hot air balloon wasn’t cool enough, people in France decided to break a world record by launching the most hot air balloons at one time! Read on to see just how many balloons it took to sail away with the record, and take flight with the hot-air-balloon math.