‘Science and Nature’

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When You’re Stuck in the Sand

June 3, 2018 4:00 pm

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Longtime Bedtime Math fan Sophia Y. asked us, how many sand particles would it take to cover a person? Sand particles are really tiny, so they add up fast! Read on to find out, and do the math on this super sandy question.

Tigers as Pets?

June 2, 2018 4:00 pm

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Tigers may be big and strong and scary, but people love them. Thanks to their beautiful, stripy fur and slinky way of walking, tigers always win more votes for most Popular Animal than their less exciting cousin, the housecat. And with their speed and huge size, it’s not hard to see why. Click “Read More” for the numbers behind these favorite felines.

May Your Ears Hang Low

May 31, 2018 4:00 pm

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Did you know that your ears and nose “grow” your whole life? Read on to find out the astonishing math behind your ever-changing facial features!

Nature’s Water Shooter

May 30, 2018 4:00 pm

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It’s fun to squirt each other with water guns. So just imagine how awesome a huge natural water spout that shoots water over 100 feet into the air every 91 minutes is! Read on to find out about this famous geyser, and do the “H2-whoah” math.

Magical Midnight Moon

May 29, 2018 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Isaac I. asked us, how many pencils would we have to line up to reach the Moon? With tonight being a full Moon, it’s the perfect time to stack up pencils and figure out! Read on to find out – and do the moon math.

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!