‘Science and Nature’

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A Very Thirsty Turkey

November 26, 2015 4:00 pm


Thanksgiving is that holiday when we show our thankfulness for many things, including food. There are usually lots and lots of different foods on the table for Thanksgiving. But do you know what ingredient they all have in common? Read on to find out – and eat up the Thanksgiving dinner math!

Trip to the Center of the Earth

November 24, 2015 4:00 pm


Bedtime Math fan Ajax asked us, what happens if you dig a hole straight down into the ground? How far do you have to dig to reach the bottom? Read on to find out- and dig into the math!

When There’s Wind in the Wires

November 21, 2015 4:00 pm


You’ve probably seen pictures of cute old-fashioned windmills, or seen a toy one spinning at the miniature golf course. And maybe you’ve even seen a version of them around today, called wind turbines, from afar. So you might not realize how gigantic they really are! Read on to find out about the numbers in these towering twirly machines – and get spinning with the math.

Running Around the Whole World

November 19, 2015 4:00 pm


Bedtime Math fan Valeria M. in Spain just asked us, how long would it take to run all the way around the world? Believe it or not, it’s been done! But how long would it take if you didn’t have to take any breaks? Read on to run through the math of world record runs.

What Does a Billion Grains of Sand Look Like?

November 18, 2015 4:00 pm


Bedtime Math fan Jay A. asked how many grains of sand are in a sandcastle. Turns out there’s a big difference between a teeny tiny sand castle and a huge one. So just how tiny is the smallest sandcastle? And how many grains of sand are in a normal-sized sandcastle? Read on to dig up the answers and do the sums in sand!

Just Like Two Peas in a…Mattress

November 16, 2015 4:00 pm


If you’ve heard the fairy tale of the princess and the pea, you know it’s about a very picky princess who can feel a tiny pea under her poofy bed. This got Bedtime Math fan Tanisha T. thinking, and she asked us how many peas could we stuff into a whole mattress? Read on to do the math behind veggies in your bed!

Getting Carried Away – by Ants

November 14, 2015 4:00 pm


Bedtime Math fan Sophia Y. asked us how many ants would it take to pick you up and carry you? Read on to see how the numbers answer this great, antsy question – and get carried away with the math!

Can You Drink a Whole Lake?

November 12, 2015 4:00 pm


We got another awesome question from a Bedtime Math fan: Carmel P. wants to know, could you drink a whole lake in an hour? Read on to see what the numbers say – and drink in the math!

Spotlight on 11/11 11:11

November 11, 2015 4:00 pm


We are loving the geometry in the Anthem Veterans Memorial sculpture in Arizona. What makes this sculpture so mathematically special? Read on to find out – and see how math can meet nature to create memorable and honoring tributes.

A Berry Big Mess

November 10, 2015 4:00 pm


Have you ever wondered how cranberries get from the farm and into your cup of juice? Unlike other fruits, like apples, that you pick straight from the tree, farmers have a unique – and wet! – way of picking cranberries. Read on to get the scoop on cropping cranberries, and do the “berry” wild math.