• 23.02.2011

    “Dear Tim & Moby…Why is the time different in different places of the world?”

    Tim & Moby letter

    As most of you will know, every single BrainPOP movie starts with a letter for Tim & Moby. And the hundreds of questions we answer with our movies aren’t the only questions we get.

    Last week we realised we’ve now received over 100 questions on our Ask Tim & Moby post and, on top of those, we get questions emailed from children daily. We do our best to answer each and every one too!

    Bearing all this in mind, we appreciate that sometimes there’s simply nothing better than putting good old pen to paper, and this morning we received one of the most exciting pieces of post (ever!) from Class 5H at Woodlands Primary School. Letter upon hand-written letter for Tim & Moby.

    Letters to Tim & Moby

    All questions put to Tim & Moby go into a list that we look through when we decide which movies to make. We’ve saved a selection to our Flickr stream but we thought we’d try and answer a few here for which we already have movies.

    Q. Dear Tim & Moby…Why is the time different around the world? From Florence and Jessica

    A. Have a look at our Time Zones movie, girls! We’re pretty sure it’ll answer your question.

    Q. Dear Tim & Moby…Why do tornadoes start? From Keanu

    A. Hi Keanu! We think our Tornadoes movie will have all the answers you’ll need. Remember to try the quiz at the end to see how much you took in.

    Q. Dear Tim & Moby…What are tenths and hundredths? From Luke

    A. Maths can be so confusing at times. We think our Decimals movie will be just the ticket for you, Luke.

    Q. Dear Tim & Moby…How do we age? From Lourdes

    A. What a fantastic question, Lourdes! You can learn all about the ageing process in our Ageing movie.  Also, look for our favourite quote in the FYI, “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80,” (Henry Ford, American businessman). We couldn’t agree more Mr Ford!

    Q. Dear Tim & Moby…Why do boats float? From Trafford

    A. We love a physics question, Trafford, thanks! Boats float because of a force called buoyancy. Learn all about it in under three minutes by watching our Buoyancy movie.

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