science

Haircut for a Bug
January 6th, 2023

This sure is a strange looking bug. With its bristly hair, it’s hard to tell its front from its back. But this tiny, hairy bug actually exists! Read on to see the hairy numbers behind this crazy creature.

Party Fish
December 11th, 2022

It’s fun to get a goody bag after going to a party. And just imagine if that goody bag is actually filled with water…and a new pet fish! Read on to find out more about this event that actually happened at Bedtime Math, and see just how much math those new fish pet-owners did to keep their swimming friends happy.

Squirreling It Away
December 7th, 2022

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!

Take a Walk with a Fish
December 6th, 2022

Bedtime Math fan Michael B. just let us know that scientists found a fish on the ocean floor that can walk! Read on to take a walk on the wild side with the math in this amazing discovery.

Invasion of the Nanodots
December 5th, 2022

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!

Give Me a High Five — or Fifty
October 12th, 2022

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 Smells Like 3 O’Clock
September 28th, 2022

Dogs’ noses may be wet and slobbery, but they sure are impressive when it comes to the numbers! Read on to sniff out the math in our furry friends’ fantastic sense of smell.

Big Bad Sun
September 8th, 2022

Bedtime Math fan Evy H. asked us, how much does the Sun weigh? Read on to find out, and weigh in on the math in outer space objects!

Neighborhood Hot Spot – for Real
September 3rd, 2022

You know how sunshine can bounce off glass windows into our eyes? Well, imagine a building with this problem – but bigger! Read on to see how one building was causing a meltdown in London, and discover the math in this bright building.

The Tree You Can’t Hug
August 25th, 2022

If you’ve ever hugged a tree all the way around, we bet it was not a sequoia. Sequoias are huge trees! So naturally there’s a lot of math in them. Read on to discover the numbers in these towering trees.

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