‘Science and Nature’

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Squirreling It Away

December 7, 2016 4:00 pm

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As it gets colder, you might see squirrels skittering around with their cheeks full of food or digging everywhere. Why do they do this, and how did one forgetful squirrel many, many years ago lead to a cool flower? Read on to find out, and dig into the math of squirrels, seeds, and nature!

Invasion of the Nanodots

December 4, 2016 4:00 pm

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You would never guess that a bunch of tiny little metal balls could turn into mindblowing art. But with Nanodots, you can make all kinds of cool 3D shapes. Read on to discover the big math fun in these little magnets!

Yes, You’re Made of Water

November 25, 2016 4:00 pm

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You might know how much you weigh, but do you know what makes up that weight? You may be surprised. Read on to do the body math on your goopy insides!

Land of the Flying Pumpkins

November 24, 2016 4:00 pm

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After Halloween and Thanksgiving, what do you do with all those pumpkins that are left over? You use all kinds of machines to toss them as far as possible in the Punkin Chunkin contest, of course! Read on to do the math in hurling pumpkins – and see how far they can go.

Do Flying Fish Really Fly?

November 21, 2016 4:00 pm

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Flying fish got that name for a reason. But do they really fly? Read on to do the math to find out!

The Longest-Living Pet

November 20, 2016 4:00 pm

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If you want a furry pet, you get a cat or dog. If you want a small, energetic one, there are guinea pigs and hamsters. But what if you want a pet that will live really, really long? Read on to find out which animals would be the perfect pet for you – and see how the years add up!

Invasion of the Lionfish

November 18, 2016 4:00 pm

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What’s this crazy-looking creature and where do you find it? Read on to find out – and take a deep dive with the math in ocean life!

Counting Stars with the Cows

November 17, 2016 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Liam F. asked us a great double-question: how many stars are in the universe, and how many can we see? Read on to find out – and get starry-eyed with the math in the galaxy and beyond!

You’ll Be Taller Tomorrow Morning!

November 16, 2016 4:00 pm

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When we’re kids, we’re always growing…even at night! So Bedtime Math fan Andrew O. asked us, how much can you grow overnight? Read on to find out – and do the math behind growing in your sleep.

Supermoon!

November 14, 2016 4:00 pm

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Full moons are special, but Supermoon full moons are super special! Read on to get a full picture of the math behind this neat, out-of-this-world phenomenon.