‘Science and Nature’

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Walking on the Moon

July 20, 2017 4:00 pm

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On this very day 45 years ago, men walked on the moon for the first time. Even though they walked around for only 2 1/2 hours after 4 days of flying, they left their mark (and footprints!). For more moon math, click “Read More.”

How Teeny Is a Baby Bunny?

July 19, 2017 4:00 pm

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When we think of bunnies, we normally think of furry creatures with bushy tails. But baby bunnies start out looking a lot different than that, yet just as cute. Read on to see how these adorable creatures grow and change, and get your daily dose of cute math!

A Whale of a Waterslide

July 16, 2017 4:00 pm

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As humans, we love the thrill of going down a waterslide. So why shouldn’t dolphins get in on the fun, too? These dolphins take a different approach to it, though. Read on to find out how they enjoy an all-natural waterslide – and jump into the wild waterslide math!

Worms for Dinner

July 15, 2017 4:00 pm

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When we say someone “eats like a bird,” that actually means that the person eats a lot. But what if they also ate what a bird ate? Read on to squiggle through the wormy math in bird breakfasts!

A Turtle That Makes Movies

July 10, 2017 4:00 pm

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Sea turtles aren’t very fast swimmers, but that makes them great underwater moviemakers! Read on to find out about one turtle that can really be counted on to go the distance when it comes to filming.

How to Spot a Fake Butterfly

July 8, 2017 4:00 pm

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When we see small, colorful wings flapping past us, we’d rather think it’s a butterfly than a moth. Just what’s the difference between these two, though? Read on to find out and fly high with the math!

Sleeping and Swimming – at the Same Time!

July 6, 2017 4:00 pm

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Some animals are great at multi-tasking – including sleeping and swimming! Read on to do the math on these amazing animals that can catch some z’s on the move.

A Secret about Seahorses

July 3, 2017 4:00 pm

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Lots of animals have tails, so what makes the seahorse’s so special? Read on to find out – and discover that the math in this animal’s amazing geometric tail is no tall tale!

Mountain of Ice Cream — for Real

June 30, 2017 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Nate N. asked us, how many scoops of ice cream would it take to have an ice cream cone as tall as Mt. Everest? Read on to find out, and get the scoop on the delicious math behind the answer!

Why Koalas Hug Trees

June 28, 2017 4:00 pm

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Whenever we talk about our furry friends the koalas, we imagine them hugging a tree, hanging on tightly probably to keep from sliding down. But scientists have now found out exactly why these creatures hug trees. Read on to find out why, and do the tree-hugging koala math!