‘Science and Nature’

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Fruit Fight

September 16, 2017 4:00 pm

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When you pick a peach off a tree, you don’t expect to see a cherry hanging right next to it. But that’s exactly what happens if you pick a piece of fruit from Sam Van Aken’s tree. Read on to find out more about this awesome tree – and do the juicy math!

Why Do Cats Have Whiskers?

September 15, 2017 4:00 pm

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Cats are furry and fuzzy all over, but the most important bit of fluff might be a cat’s whiskers. Their whiskers are important because they help the cats do math in tight spaces! Read on to find out how.

A Very Prickly Family

September 12, 2017 4:00 pm

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We’ve seen lots of odd animal friend pairings before. But this one might be the oddest. A soft, cuddly cat decided to become a mama to 4 cute, prickly hedgehog babies who needed one. Read on to cuddle up with the math in this odd pairing.

Giraffe Hotel

September 11, 2017 4:00 pm

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A hotel is a building where you pay to stay one night at a time when away from home – and where, if you’re in Kenya, a giraffe might suddenly poke its head through your window. Read on to check out these interesting guests and do the giraffe math!

Why Did the Duck Cross the Road?

September 8, 2017 4:00 pm

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Every once in a while, we’re driving down a road and have to stop to let a family of geese cross, or a mama deer and her fawns, or maybe just a squirrel if you see him in time. But like the people who filmed this video, we enjoy watching — and counting! Read on to see how the ducks line, and add, up.

Swing That Bowling Ball

September 7, 2017 4:00 pm

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When you swing on a swing, you’ll find that whether you push back a lot or a little to start, it always takes the same amount of time to swing from back to front. The only thing that changes the timing of a swing is the length of the chains: longer swings take longer to swing. One person showed this using bowling balls on strings – and you’d be amazed at what the balls did! Read on to watch the video, and do the swinging math.

Lots of Room for Giraffes

September 6, 2017 4:00 pm

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When you drive around your neighborhood or zip across town, it’s easy to forget how much bigger the world is by comparison. That’s why the map pictured here is so cool. Read on to see just how neat it is – and map out the math!

The Fluffiest Sheep Ever

August 31, 2017 4:00 pm

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If you don’t cut your hair for a while, it gets really long. Now imagine how big and fluffy a sheep gets without a haircut! That’s what happened to one sheep in Australia, who must have gotten pretty itchy from all that fur. Read on for the fun facts on this fluffy math problem.

A Mini-Mini-Kangaroo

August 27, 2017 4:00 pm

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Kangaroos are big. But their cousin the wallaby is much smaller. And that means wallabies such as this rescued one named Scotty can fit in some pretty small and snug places and look really adorable! Read on to do the mini math of wallabies.

Bears in the Backyard Pool

August 25, 2017 4:00 pm

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You’ve probably heard of the doggy paddle, but what about the bear paddle? One family of bears decided to show us just that as they took a swim in the backyard pool of a New Jersey family. Read on to see how much fun the mama and cub bears had – and swim through the numbers behind these bubbly bears!