One winning solution, displayed at the Museum of Science Boston The paper bridge we built, holding up numerous poker chips How does a bridge work?
Tonight PBS airs the second of its four part series “Fabric of the Cosmos,” (9 pm ET/PT) based on the bestselling book by Columbia physicist and mathematician Brian Greene.
Mt. Olive High School's trebuchet Got a Jack-O-Lantern that’s past its prime? In the story below, Rose Eveleth reports on one creative way of tossing it.
Every two years, the Nation's Report Card test results come out and remind us how much better most American students should be doing in math (and reading, but I’m going to focus just on math here)...
A Monarch butterfly on a goldenrod plant Watching a Monarch butterfly flit past the 9 th floor windows of our Manhattan offices the other day reminded me that the annual fall migration is in full swing...
Sir David Attenborough, © BBC/Rolf Marriott. Molly Josephs, who teaches 5 th , 7 th and 9 th grade biology at The Dalton School in Manhattan, wrote to me recently about the educational value of nature films for kids...
Kindergarten counting bears There are big changes underway in how kids across the country are learning math. Forty-four states plus the District of Columbia have adopted a common set of standards that detail what students should understand and be able to do at each grade level, from Kindergarten through the end of high school...
Credit: Old Shoe Woman, via Flikr If you live anywhere between North Carolina and Connecticut, chances are you felt the earth shake a couple of hours ago.
Virginia Tiger Moth, shot by DaynaT via Flickr So, our caterpillar finally came out of its cocoon, and it’s a … beautiful white moth. To be specific, it's a Virginia Tiger moth (Spilosoma virginica), which comes from the arctiidae family (eNature.com and discoverlife.com are two useful sites for identifying bugs)...
So, our caterpillar finally came out of its cacoon, and it's a ... beautiful white moth. Surfing eNature.com and discoverlife.com, I tentatively identified it as a Virginia Tiger moth (Spilosoma virginica), which comes from the archtiidae family, and includes our caterpillar, which was likely a yellow woolly bear...
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