We all like different music from each other. You and your friend might like some of the same songs, but not every song, and your parents definitely don’t like all the same songs as you. So what about cows: do cows all like the same music? And is there one kind they like best? Scientists studied this a few years ago by playing different songs for cows to see if the cows made more milk during certain songs. They found that when listening to songs with fewer than 100 beats a minute – maybe about 1 beat per second – the cows gave 3% more milk: in the time the farmers normally got 100 cups from them, they now got an extra 3 cups. Even though people have been studying this since the 1930’s, no one’s sure whether music really makes cows make more milk – or more importantly, whether the milk tastes better.
Try catching a high-flying Frisbee…now try catching it by jumping off a zooming speedboat. Read on to do the math to see if you can make it!
Dog is man’s best friend and can be pretty smart too! See how this dog uses his skills to get inside!
It’s St. Patrick’s Day, that Irish holiday when we wear green clothes, eat green food, and maybe score some “luck of the Irish” for ourselves. There are leprechauns, those funny elf-like fellows from Irish fairy tales who are only as tall as kids, but have big magical powers. Supposedly they keep all their coins in a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, which would be a great thing to find. It’s even better to find the leprechaun himself, because if you capture him he’ll grant you 3 wishes. Another Irish symbol is the shamrock, or 3-leaf clover, because long ago people in Ireland believed that carrying a clover kept you safe from evil spirits. It’s still a sign of good luck today, and 4-leaf clovers are even better luck. Who knows, maybe today you’ll find a leprechaun or a clover – or at the least, you’ll get to eat a green pretzel.
Did you know there are 7,000 different languages?? Find out how ‘bonjour’ and ‘hola’ can be related to math!
Did you ever imagine making a humongous peanut butter cup? Find out how to do it here with a little creative math!
Jump rope is fun, but it’s tricky. And it’s even harder when you mix in some tricks, like jumping rope while sitting down, or cartwheeling over the rope. But this group of girls makes all that look easy! Read on to do the math and see how they perfectly time these surprising stunts.
Do you like ketchup on your burger, fries, or hot dog? We’re loving this robot that squirts the ketchup for you. But it doesn’t seem to do the math right on the timing, making a big, ketchup-y mess. Read on to “mustard” up the math in this ketchup-squirting robot!
Did you know today is Dr. Seuss’ birthday?! Who knew his books could inspire so much fun math!
You’ve heard of birds and planes flying. But what about toilets? One group decided to create a portapotty rocket and make it fly! Read on to get carried away with the numbers in this rocketing restroom.