‘Science and Nature’

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Really Chilly Flowers

February 10, 2019 4:00 pm

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When it gets really cold, Mother Nature gets to work creating beautiful frost flowers in the Arctic Ocean. With certain temperatures needed for these chilly creations, there’s tons of math in them. Read on to do some cool math in chilly frost flowers!

Giraffe Wannabe

February 9, 2019 4:00 pm

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What do you get when you cross a giraffe and a zebra? Probably something like the okapi, an animal that lives in Africa. Read on to learn more about this exotic friend, and discover the wild math behind it!

Super-Sized Snowflakes

February 5, 2019 4:00 pm

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Snowflakes are beautiful, but it’s hard to see exactly what they look like. One photographer figured out how to take close-up pictures of them, though – and you can see all the shapes, patterns, and math in them. Read on to discover the beauty and math in Mother Nature’s snowflakes!

Groovin’ with the Groundhogs

February 2, 2019 4:00 pm

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Groundhog Day is when groundhogs pop their heads out of their holes and try to tell the future about the weather by looking for their shadows. And with 6 more weeks of winter weather on the line, you can bet these furry friends know how to do the math! Read on to do the Groundhog Day math for yourself.

PJs for Elephants

February 1, 2019 4:00 pm

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Pajamas are so nice and cozy, and it turns out that elephants sometimes need pajamas just like you! Do some creative math to figure out how to get those big guys ready for bed!

Eggstreme Color

January 31, 2019 4:00 pm

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A geode is a rock whose inside is full of crystals, which is pretty cool. What’s even cooler is that you can make your own geodes at home! Read on to see how, and do the colorful crystal counting.

Furry Friend from Down Under

January 26, 2019 4:00 pm

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It’s Australia Day, which is a great time to talk about all the neat animals that live down there. One of the many unique ones is the wombat. Read on to learn more about this cute critter, and scurry your way through the math in these furry friends.

Winning by a Finger

January 25, 2019 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Sydney B. asked us, what’s the longest finger anyone has ever had? Read on to find out and do some “hands-on” math!

A Much Cuter Spider

January 24, 2019 4:00 pm

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Spider webs are fascinating – and full of math, as it turns out! Read on to discover the shapes and numbers in spider webs, and see just what great mathematicians spiders can be.

Supermoon Eclipse!

January 20, 2019 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.