‘Science and Nature’

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Growing the Great Pumpkin

October 17, 2018 4:00 pm

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It’s a popular time for pumpkins, which can be painted, carved or just used as decorations in front of your home for Fall. But if it’s a 2,000-pound pumpkin, it’s a little harder. Read on for the record-breaking numbers behind growing some of the largest pumpkins in the world!

The Wild Side of Watermelon

October 15, 2018 4:00 pm

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All watermelons are long and round, right? Well, not these wacky watermelons! Read on to find out how farmers grow these cubed wonders – and do the math to see why it’s hip to be a square when you’re these fruits.

Pancakes for Your Pets

October 13, 2018 4:00 pm

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People like pancakes, but apparently so do tortoises! And even tiny pancakes can be a delicious mouthful for small tortoises. Read on to see how the math in pancakes stacks up for these reptile friends.

From Dinosaur to French Fry

October 11, 2018 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fans Parker and Kenley M. grow thousands of potatoes – some in really cool shapes like hearts, hands, ducks and dinosaurs – on their family farm. All those potatoes got them thinking, and they asked us, how many potatoes would it take to feed the world? Read on to find out and see how the math shapes up in the sums of spuds!

Give Me a High Five — or Fifty

October 10, 2018 4:00 pm

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Starfish usually have 5 legs. But did you know that some types of starfish have up to 50 legs? Read on to get a leg – or 20 – up on the math in starfish!

It’s Inktober!

October 9, 2018 4:00 pm

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Our longtime fan Ajax L. just told us that October is also Inktober, where the challenge is to draw an ink drawing every day this month. Read on to see how quickly the artwork – or inkwork! – adds up.

Head-Banging Birds

October 6, 2018 4:00 pm

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Imagine having to hit your head against a tree to get your dinner. That’s what woodpeckers have to do. Read on to peck your way through the math in eating bugs!

How to Bake a Bug Cake

October 4, 2018 4:00 pm

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Have you ever eaten an ant? We bet this giant ant cake made by the Cake Boss is much more delicious than an actual ant. But why would anybody make a giant ant cake to begin with? Read on to see – and crawl your way through the awesome (and delicious!) ant math.

When Rover Gets Rainbowed

October 2, 2018 4:00 pm

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Sidewalk chalk is a great way to make your sidewalk (and dog!) colorful. But did you know you can find plain-colored chalk in nature? Read on to master the math in sidewalk chalk.

Earth You Can Eat

September 29, 2018 4:00 pm

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The Earth is made of stuff like dirt and rocks, so it probably isn’t yummy. But what if you could eat the Earth and it tasted like cake? Read on to find out about one person who made a cake that looked like the Earth – and see all the delicious math involved in it!