‘Science and Nature’

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What It Takes to Be Superman

May 26, 2018 4:00 pm

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They say Superman is “faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.” But just how fast, powerful, and high-jumping is he? Read on to put numbers to the powers of Superman!

Blue Sky, Blue Sea…Blue Trees?

May 25, 2018 4:00 pm

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This may look like a page out of a Dr. Seuss book, but these blue trees are real! Of course, an artist painted them to make them blue. Read on to find out why – and see how the math can really add up when art meets nature.

Watch Out for Space Junk

May 24, 2018 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Chloe H. asked us a great question: how many times could you fly around the world in a spaceship in one day? Read on to find out, and fly through the space math!

Can You Face the Wild Wind?

May 17, 2018 4:00 pm

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Sometimes winds are so strong it feels like you’ll be picked up and blown away! And this one guy almost is. Read on to find out just how strong those winds are, and get blown away by the windy math.

How Many Burgers Could Fit Inside Earth?

May 12, 2018 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Cynthia D. asked us, how many pizzas could we fit inside our planet if it were hollow? And fan Sophia H. wants to know how many cheeseburgers? Read on to find out and really chow down on the math!

Face-Off with a Mountain

May 11, 2018 4:00 pm

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We’re always fans of things that are giant-sized. So what’s not to love about a mountain with giant heads sculpted into it? And that’s exactly what Mount Rushmore is. Read on to find out more about these men in the mountain, and do the larger-than-life math!

The Bunnies on Your Block

May 6, 2018 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Anne S. asked us, how many bunnies can live in a neighborhood? Read on to get hopping with the math behind these furry neighborhood friends, and find out!

Can You Really Eat a Cactus?

May 3, 2018 4:00 pm

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Have you ever tried to touch a cactus? How about eat parts of it? Some cacti have paddles that turn into fruit you can actually eat! Read on to poke around the math in cacti.

Rocks That Look Sad, Glad or Mad

May 2, 2018 4:00 pm

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Have you ever found a funny face in an unexpected place? So has one man with a big collection! Read on to meet some faces that really rock!

You Say Tomato, I Say To-mah-to

May 1, 2018 4:00 pm

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You may not think it, but a tomato is a mysterious plant. How do you say it’s name: to-may-to or to-mah-to? Is it a fruit or a vegetable? How did we figure out it wasn’t poisonous? Read on to find out…and do the to-math-o in tomatoes!