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3D Printing

Dear Tim and Moby,

I keep hearing about 3D printing, but I don't know what it is. Can you tell me?

From, Lucas

60s Folk

Dear Tim and Moby,

Who was Bob Dylan?

From, Suze R.

A Wrinkle in Time

Dear Tim and Moby,

I heard A Wrinkle in Time is about intergalactic travel. Can you tell me about their spaceship and what planets they visit?

~ Kyle

Abraham Lincoln

Dear Tim & Moby,

Who was Abraham Lincoln and what did he do?

From, Neal (Washington, D.C.)

Absolute Value

Dear Tim & Moby,

Why is 5 the absolute value of -5?

~ Milo

Acceleration

Dear Tim and Moby,

I need to figure out my acceleration on a skateboard.

~ Cathy

Acids and Bases

Dear Tim & Moby,

We're learning about pH and I need to know how acids are bases are different.

~ Chelsea

Acne

Dear Tim & Moby,

Help! Yesterday I noticed a small bump on my chin. Now, I have a huge pimple on my forehead. Do these things go away?

Signed, Dana (Wilmington, Delaware)

Active and Passive Voice

Dear Tim & Moby,

My teacher says I should use more active voice in my writing. Is that always true?

From, Warren

Active Transport

Dear Tim & Moby,

What is active transport?

~ Queen

Ada Lovelace

Dear Tim & Moby,

Could you please tell me about Lady Ada Lovelace?

~ Sean

Adam Smith

Dear Tim & Moby,

Who was Adam Smith?

~ Spike

Addiction

Dear Tim & Moby,

What is addiction?

From, kJay

Adding and Subtracting Fractions

Dear Tim & Moby,

I want to know how to add and subtract fractions.

~ Joshua

Adding and Subtracting Integers

Dear Tim and Moby,

We start adding and subtracting integers tomorrow. That seems so easy. What's the point?

~ Caleb

ADHD

Dear Tim & Moby,

Recently I heard that I have ADHD. Can you tell me (and all the other kids) about it?

~ Gary

Adjectives

Dear Tim and Moby,

My teacher says I should use adjectives when I write. Why?

From, Sarah

Adolescence

Dear Tim and Moby,

How come my older brother is always so grumpy? What's going on?

Signed, Sam

Adolf Hitler

Dear Tim & Moby,

Who was Adolf Hitler?

~ Jamsmith

Adulthood

Dear Tim and Moby,

What does it mean to be a grown-up?

Sincerely, Ramona

Adverbs

Dear Tim & Moby,

Can you help me with adverbs?

Thanks, Chico

Agatha Christie

Dear Tim and Moby,

Why are we reading a mystery in school?

It's by Agatha Christie.

Thanks, Sylvester

Aging

Dear Timmy,

Why don't you do a movie on getting older? I'd like to see what you and Moby have to say about that one.

Hugs and kisses, Grandma

Agricultural Revolution

Dear Tim & Moby,

What was the Agricultural Revolution?

~ Sam

AIDS

Dear Tim & Moby,

What is AIDS? It sounds pretty scary.

~ Riss106

Air Pollution

Dear Tim and Moby,

What causes pollution?

~ Dalia

Airbags

Dear Tim & Moby,

How does an airbag work?

From, Karina

Airport Security

Dear Tim & Moby,

My family is going on vacation, but I'm afraid to fly. What should I do?

~ Pete

Alan Turing

Dear Tim and Moby,

My brother told me a computer helped win World War II. Did they even have computers back then?

Curious, Raffi

Albert Einstein

Dear Tim & Moby,

Why is Albert Einstein such a well-known guy?

~ Viv

Alcohol

Dear Tim & Moby,

Does alcohol count as a drug?

~ Winchell

Alexander Hamilton

Dear Tim and Moby,

Can you do a movie on Alexander Hamilton?

~ Nicho (Braddock Heights, MD)

Algae

Dear Tim & Moby,

What are those little green plants that cover ponds in the spring and summer?

~ H.I.

Aliens

Dear Tim and Moby,

Are there really aliens?

From, Trisha (Highlands Ranch)

Allergies

Dear Tim & Moby,

Why isn't my sister allowed to eat peanuts?

~ Amanda

Alzheimer's Disease

Dear Tim and Moby,

My grandmother always forgets who I am. Why?

~ Rekha (Durham)

Amelia Earhart

Dear Tim and Moby,

Can you tell me about Amelia Earhart?

~ Angela (Yokohama, Japan)

American Indians

Dear Tim & Moby,

What can you tell me about American Indians?

~ Milo

American Revolution

Dear Tim & Moby,

What was the American Revolution like?

~ Admiral T


Dear Tim & Moby,

What was the American Revolution like?

From, Liam

Amphibians

Dear Tim & Moby,

What are amphibians?

~ Leigh

Analog and Digital Recording

Dear Tim & Moby,

What's the difference between an analog and digital recording?

~ Xander

Andrew Jackson

Dear Tim and Moby,

Who was Andrew Jackson?

~ Brittany

Angles

Dear Tim & Moby,

How do you measure angles?

~ Pablo

Anne Frank

Dear Tim & Moby,

My class is about to start reading Anne Frank's diary. Can you tell me about her?

~ Will

Anthrax

Dear Tim & Moby,

What is anthrax?

~ Mira

Antibiotic Resistance

Dear Tim & Moby,

On the news, I keep hearing about "superbugs" that medicine can't kill. I'm scared! Can you tell me more?

~ Spencer (Baltimore)

Antonyms, Synonyms, and Homonyms

Dear Tim & Moby,

What's the difference between a synonym, an antonym, and a homonym?

~ Gogol

Ants

Dear Tim & Moby,

I'd like to know more about ants, please tell me.

Thanks, Kevin

Apartheid

Dear Tim and Moby,

What is apartheid?

~ Charles

Apollo Project

Dear Tim and Moby,

Why was Apollo 13 so famous?

~ Alex (Los Angeles)

Appendix

Dear Tim & Moby,

My sister's getting her appendix out. What is the appendix and what does it do?

~ Red

Arachnids

Dear Tim & Moby,

Scorpions are cool! Can you tell me about them please, and other insects like them?

~ Samuel P

Architecture

Dear Tim & Moby,

When I go on vacation I see lots of different types of buildings. Why do they all look so different?

Thanks, Kenji

Area of Polygons

Dear Tim & Moby,

How do you find the area for shapes like triangles, trapezoids, and parallelograms?

~ Dan

Armed Forces

Dear Tim & Moby,

My dad is in the Marines. What do people in the armed forces do?

~ Clyde

Articles of Confederation

Dear Tim and Moby,

I read that the Constitution was written more than a decade after America declared its independence. So how were things run for all that time?

From, Parker

Asexual Reproduction

Dear Tim & Moby,

How do you tell the difference between male bacteria and female bacteria?

~ Gerri

Assembly Line

Dear Tim and Moby,

What is the assembly line?

From, Dakota (Cottageville)

Associative Property

Dear Tim & Moby,

What's the associative property all about?

~ Malcolm

Asteroids

Dear Tim & Moby,

What exactly is an asteroid?

~ Martin

Asthma

Dear Tim and Moby,

What is asthma?

~ Lobo513 (via the Internet)

Athens

Dear Tim & Moby,

Tell me about Athens.

~ Jenna

Atomic Model

Dear Tim & Moby,

How do we know what atoms look like if we can't see them?

~ Darren

Atoms

Dear Tim & Moby,

What in the world are atoms?

From, KRIS (via the Internet)

Autism

Dear Tim and Moby,

One of our classmates has autism, but we're not really sure what that means. Can you help us out?

From, Raymond and Bonnie

Autumn Leaves

Dear Tim and Moby,

Why do leaves change color in the fall?

From, Chelsea (Binghamton)

Avalanches

Dear Tim & Moby,

My family is going skiing for vacation, but I'm afraid of avalanches. Help me!

~ Zeena

Avian Flu

Dear Tim and Moby,

What's this avian flu thing that's all over the news?

~ Vincent

Aztec Civilization

Dear Tim and Moby,

Who were the Aztecs, and what was so special about their civilization?

Thanks, Wilfredo

Babies

Dear Tim & Moby,

Where do babies really come from? I'm confused.

~ Drew J. (Atlanta, GA)

Back to School

Dear Tim and Moby,

School starts soon and I'm feeling a bit nervous. Do you guys have any tips to make things easier?

From, Nicole

Bacteria

Dear Tim and Moby,

What are bacteria?

From, Sara

Balance

Dear Tim & Moby,

How come I get dizzy when I spin around?

~ Lyle

Banking

Dear Tim and Moby,

Regards and felicitations from the Federal Republic of Zyrundi!

As discussed in our prior email, please make out a personal check for $500 to myself, Philippe Pilfponce-Henry III.

Once I receive that, plus your checking account number, I will forward you the code to a numbered Swiss account containing $32 million! Please hurry, as our mutual benefactor is in great danger, both political and personal.

Yours, Philippe Pilfponce-Henry III

P.S. My son loves your movies! Can you tell him how banks work?


Dear Tim and Moby,

Regards and felicitations from the Federal Republic of Zyrundi!

As discussed in our prior email, please wire $500 to myself, Philippe Pilfponce-Henry III.

Once I receive that, plus your checking account number, I will forward you the code to a numbered Swiss bank account containing $32 million! Please hurry, as our mutual benefactor is in great danger!

Yours, Philippe Pilfponce-Henry III

P.S. My son loves your movies! Can you tell him how banks work?

Barack Obama

Dear Tim and Moby,

Can you tell us about our 44th President, Barack Obama?

From, Zack

Baseball

Dear Tim and Moby,

How do you play baseball and why is it so popular?

~ Elizabeth (Los Angeles)

Basic Probability

Dear Tim & Moby,

What's a probability?

~ Margaret

Basketball

Dear Tim and Moby,

Can you give me some tips on how to play basketball?

Thanks, Bethany

Bass Reeves

Dear Tim and Moby,

Can you tell me about Bass Reeves? Was he really the greatest lawman of the Old West?

Sincerely, Abby

Bats

Dear Tim & Moby,

I want to know everything about bats. Tell me.

~ Aurelie

Batteries

Dear Cassie and Moby,

How do batteries create electricity?

~ Jack M.

The Beatles

Dear Tim and Moby,

My dad listens to an old band called The Beatles. Can you tell me a bit about them?

~ Sophia

Behavior

Dear Tim and Moby,

Is behavior the same thing as instinct?

~ Kimmi

Benjamin Franklin

Dear Tim & Moby,

When was Ben Franklin president?

~ Linda

Bicycle Safety

Dear Tim & Moby,

I just got a new bike, and I want to ride safely. What should I do?

~ Caitlyn

Big Bang

Dear Tim & Moby,

How did the universe get here?

Thanks, Iris (Vancouver, Canada)

Bill Clinton

Dear Tim & Moby,

Who was Bill Clinton, and was he President?

~ Benjamin

Bill of Rights

Dear Tim & Moby,

What is the Bill of Rights?

~ Nadi

Binary

Dear Tim & Moby,

What is binary?

~ Miles (Miami, FL)

Biofuels

Dear Tim & Moby,

What is biofuel, and how is it used?

Sincerely, Linus

Biography

Dear Tim & Moby,

I have to write a biography for English class, and I'm not sure what to do. Can you help?

Sincerely, Benny (Honolulu, HI)

Birds

Dear Tim & Moby,

I love birds! Please do a movie on them!

~ Tess

Black Death

Dear Tim & Moby,

What was the Black Death?

Sincerely Yours, Florinda

Black Holes

Dear Tim and Moby,

What exactly is a black hole?

~ Beatrice

Blogs

Dear Tim and Moby,

I keep hearing about blogs. What is a blog?

Thanks, Erin

Blood

Dear Tim & Moby,

My older brother said that these doctors come to his school and take people's blood. Is this true? Why do the doctors need blood?

~ Bennie (Paw Paw, MI)

Blood Glucose Meter

Dear Tim & Moby,

My doctor says I may have diabetes. Does this mean I'm going to have to take shots all the time?

~ Bug

Blood Pressure

Dear Tim & Moby,

What is high blood pressure?

~ Eileen (New York)

Blood Types

Dear Tim and Moby,

What are blood types and why are they important?

~ Matthew and Nathan (Pensacola, FL)

Blues

Dear Tim and Moby,

What is the blues?

Where did it come from?

From, McKinley

Body Chemistry

Dear Tim & Moby,

Why do we need to eat and drink?

~ cunn15 (via the Internet)

Body Scans

Dear Tim & Moby,

I was watching a hospital a TV show and they put a woman into a scary-looking white tube. What's up with that?

Sincerely, Nicky (The Bronx)

Body Systems

Dear Tim & Moby,

How many organs do we have and what do they all do?

Curious, Galen (Corpus Christi, TX)

Body Weight

Dear Tim and Moby,

I have a weight problem, and it really bugs me that I can't stay on a diet. I try not to eat a lot, but I just can't lose weight.

~ Muneerah

Boogers

Dear Tim and Moby,

Why does the nose make boogers?

~ Eugenia

Book Report

Dear Tim & Moby,

I have to give a book report next week, and I don't even know how to begin. Help!

~ Kunichika

Braces

Dear Tim & Moby,

Can you tell me about braces?

~ Jedbear1 (via email)

Brain

Dear Tim and Moby,

A nature show on TV said that dolphins have bigger brains than humans.

Does that mean dolphins are smarter than people?

~ Ethan

P.S. Does Moby have a brain?

Brass Instruments

Dear Tim and Moby,

What are brass instruments? Do they have to be made of brass?

Yours truly, Emilio (Bronx, NY)

Bridges

Dear Tim & Moby,

Why are there so many different kinds of bridges?

From, Simon

British Empire

Dear Tim and Moby,

Why do they say that "the sun never sets on the British Empire"?

What does that mean?

~ Amara

Broken Bones

Dear Tim & Moby,

My brother broke his arm last year and now he's fine. How did it heal?

From, Michael

Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka

Dear Tim & Moby,

My grandma told me that she went to segregated grade school. What does that mean?

~ Danielle

Bruises

Dear Tim and Moby,

What makes a bruise so colorful?

Thanks, Webster

Budgets

Dear Tim and Moby,

Why are my parents always talking about keeping a budget?

Thanks, Sasha

Building Basics

Dear Tim & Moby,

How are buildings made?

~ V.C.

Building the Thirteen Colonies

Dear Tim and Moby,

Why did England make 13 American colonies? Wouldn't it have been simpler just to make one big one?

~ Marlana

Bullying

Dear Tim and Moby,

Kids at school pick on me and make fun of my clothes. They also call me names. What should I do?

~ Charlotte

Buoyancy

Dear Tim and Moby,

Why is it so much easier to carry my brother when we're in the pool?

Thanks, Willis

Burns

Dear Tim and Moby,

I burned myself on the stove yesterday. It hurts! Why do burns happen?

Thanks, RogerWilco

Business Letter

Dear Tim & Moby,

What's a business letter?

~ Danny

Caffeine

Dear Tim & Moby,

Is coffee bad for you?

~ Tacora

Calculus

Dear Tim & Moby,

What is calculus and what is it used for?

Thanks, Michael Yang

Cameras

Dear Tim & Moby,

How does a camera work?

~ Jason

Camouflage

Dear Tim & Moby,

Why do animals use camouflage?

~ Zed

Cancer

Dear Tim & Moby,

What happens when someone gets diagnosed with cancer?

From, Anastasia and Mercedes (Calgary, AB)

Carbohydrates

Dear Tim & Moby,

What exactly are carbohydrates, and are they all bad for you?

~ Francy

Carbon Cycle

Dear Tim & Moby,

What can you tell me about the carbon cycle?

~ Atul

Carbon Dating

Dear Tim & Moby,

How do scientists use carbon to date old fossils and stuff?

~ Streifenbeuteldachs

Carnivorous Plants

Dear Tim and Moby,

Do Venus flytraps make their own food?

~ Braves Boy

Cars

Dear Tim & Moby,

How does a car work?

Sincerely, Steven

Cats

Dear Tim and Moby,

Can you tell me everything you know about cats?

Thanks.

From, Chloe

Causes of the American Revolution

Dear Tim & Moby,

Why did America break away from England?

~ Fauntleroy

CD

Dear Tim & Moby,

How does a CD work?

~ CHRIS007 (Denver)

Cell Phone

Dear Tim & Moby,

How do cell phones work?

From, Kachiri (Delran)

Cell Specialization

Dear Tim and Moby,

How are cells different?

~ Steven

Cell Structures

Dear Tim and Moby,

I need to know all the parts of an animal cell. Help!

~ Jean

Cells

Dear Tim & Moby,

My sister said that my body is made of cells. Is this true, and just what the heck are cells, anyway?

~ Jenny


Dear Tim & Moby,

My sister said that my body is made of cells. Is that true, and what are cells, anyway?

~ Jenny

Cellular Respiration

Dear Tim and Moby,

Is respiration the same thing as breathing?

~ Chad

Census

Dear Tim & Moby,

Counting people for the census seems like a lot of work. Why does the government bother?

~ Diego

Cerebral Palsy

Dear Tim and Moby,

I'm 12 and have cerebral palsy and there wasn't anything on BrainPOP about it. Could you make a movie please?

From, Bailey

Charles Darwin

Dear Tim & Moby,

Who was Charles Darwin?

Yours very sincerely, Helen

Charles Dickens

Dear Tim and Moby,

We have to read Great Expectations in class. It's really long. Can you help me?

~ Marty (Bay Shore, NY)

Che Guevara

Dear Tim & Moby,

I see Che Guevara shirts everywhere. Who was he?

~ Roderick

Chemical Bonds

Dear Tim & Moby,

How do hydrogen and oxygen stick together to make water? Atomic glue or something?

~ Tabitha

Chemical Equations

Dear Tim & Moby,

We are doing chemical equations in school next week. What does that mean?

~ Wendell

Chickenpox

Dear Tim & Moby,

What is chicken pox?

~ Kayla

Chocolate

Dear Tim & Moby,

How is chocolate made?

~ Dakota

Christmas

Dear Tim & Moby,

What's the meaning behind Christmas?

Thanks, Erin and Matt (San Francisco, CA)

Christopher Columbus

Dear Tim and Moby,

Who was Christopher Columbus?

From, Michael (Australia)

Circles

Dear Tim & Moby,

What exactly is a circle, and how do you measure one?

~ Dylan

Circulatory System

Dear Tim & Moby,

How does blood move through your body?

~ Josh

Citing Sources

Dear Tim & Moby,

I'm almost done with my social studies report, but I still need to write a bibliography. Can you help me out?

~ Lars

Citizenship

Dear Agent Moby,

What does it mean to be a citizen?

From, Dan

Civil Rights

Dear Tim and Moby,

What was the Civil Rights Movement?

~ P.J.

Civil War

Dear Tim & Moby,

What happened during the Civil War?

~ Jen

Civil War Causes

Dear Tim & Moby,

My older brother says the Civil War was all about states' rights. I always thought it was about slavery. Which is it?

~ Soepot

Classification

Dear Tim and Moby,

Where do the scientific names for animals come from?

~ Esther

Clauses

Dear Tim and Moby,

Could you please explain what clauses, with some examples?

Thank you, Ramya (Hyderabad)

Clefs and Time Signatures

Dear Tim and Moby,

I'm learning to read music, and I'm having trouble figuring out what the different clefs and time signatures mean. Can you help?

Sincerely, Eduard

Cleopatra

Dear Tim and Moby,

I keep hearing the name "Cleopatra" a lot. Who was Cleopatra and why was she such a big deal?

Sincerely, Alta

Climate Change

Dear Tim and Moby,

It's freezing outside! What ever happened to global warming?

~ Walter

Climate Types

Dear Tim & Moby,

What's the difference between weather and climate?

~ The Leech!

Cloning

Dear Tim and Moby,

What can you tell me about cloning?

~ Frieda

Cloud Computing

Dear Tim and Moby,

Can you do a movie on cloud computing?

Thanks, Reynard

Clouds

Dear Tim & Moby,

What are clouds made of?

~ Mike

Cnidarians

Dear Tim & Moby,

I think jellyfish are cool! What can you tell me about them?

~ Newt

Cold War

Dear Tim & Moby,

What was the Cold War? Did it happen during winter?

~ Squid

Colons

Dear Tim & Moby,

Can you explain how to use colons?

~ Mr. Henry's Class (Winfield Elementary School)

Color

Dear Tim & Moby,

I need to know all about color.

~ Nadia

Columbian Exchange

Dear Tim and Moby,

How did the Columbian Exchange affect life in the Americas and around the world?

From, Shanna

Comets

Dear Tim and Moby,

Is a comet the same thing as a shooting star?

~ Darby

Communism

Dear Tim & Moby,

I've been reading about communism. Can you explain it?

~ Quincy

Commutative Property

Dear Tim and Moby,

I'm trying to study the commuative property. Can you help me?

~ Michelle

Comparing Prices

Dear Tim & Moby,

Can you show me how to compare prices?

~ Ellen

Compass

Dear Tim and Moby,

How does a compass work?

~ Henry

Compound Events

Dear Tim and Moby,

I'm playing the same game you are. What's the probability that I land on a yellow or on a 3?

~ Gabi

Compounds and Mixtures

Dear Tim and Moby,

What's the difference between a mixture and a compound?

~ Leslie

Computational Thinking

Dear Nat & Moby,

I heard the last fire drill was a total disaster. Why don't you try using computational thinking? Just a thought.

From, Sooo not a "basic" bot

Computer History

Dear Tim & Moby,

I would like to know about the history of computers.

Thank you, Surina

Computer Mouse

Dear Tim and Moby,

How does the click of a mouse activate computer programs?

~ ZELDA (via the Internet)

Computer Programming

Dear Tim and Moby,

What is computer programming?

Thanks, Amy

Computers

Dear Tim & Moby,

My phone can do pretty much everything my tablet and laptop can. What's the difference between all of this stuff?

~ Megan

Concept Mapping

Dear Tim & Moby,

What is concept mapping, and what do I use it for?

Thanks, Martin

Conditioning

Dear Tim and Moby,

Why does my dog start drooling when he hears a can opener?

~ Athena

Conflict Resolution

Dear Tim and Moby,

My sister and I argue practically every day. What can I do to stop it?

From, Wayne

Conjunctions

Dear Tim and Moby,

Could you make a movie about the different kinds of conjunctions?

~ Marie

Conquistadors

Dear Tim & Moby,

Who conquered the Inca and Aztec Empires? And how did they manage to defeat such powerful civilizations?

From, Panfilo

Conserving Energy

Dear Tim and Moby,

What are some ways we can conserve energy?

Sincerely, Wendell (Miami)

Constellations

Dear Tim & Moby,

What are constellations?

From, Corwin

Constitutional Convention

Dear Tim & Moby,

Why do they call the Constitution a "living document?"

Thanks, Selma

Context Clues

Dear Tim and Moby,

What are context clues? My English teacher says they can help me improve my vocabulary, but I'm not sure what she's talking about.

Help!

~ George

Continents of the World

Dear Tim and Moby,

What exactly is a continent?

Thanks, Jerry

Contractions

Dear Tim & Moby,

What's a contraction and why would you use one?

~ Dawn

Converting Fractions to Decimals

Dear Tim & Moby,

Can you help me with changing fractions to decimals?

~ Samantha

Coordinate Plane

Dear Tim & Moby,

How do you convert data from a table to a graph?

Thanks, Taylor

Copernicus

Dear Tim & Moby,

If the earth orbits the sun, how come we can't feel it moving?

Thnaks, Hanz

Copyright

Dear Tim and Moby,

I'm really confused about what a copyright is and how it's used. Can you explain it?

~ Caroline (West Palm Beach, FL)

Coral

Dear Tim & Moby,

Can you tell me all about coral and coral reefs?

~ Ricky

Coronavirus

Dear Tim & Moby,

I've been hearing lots of scary stuff in the news about the coronavirus. Can you tell more about it, please?

Thanks, Kahlil

Country Music

Dear Tim & Moby,

We want start a band, so we need to know more about country music. Can you tell us?

Sincerely, The Hill-Bots

P.S. Yes, we're friendly.

Court System

Dear Tim & Moby,

Can you tell me about the court system?

Thanks, John

CPR

Dear Tim and Moby,

What does CPR stand for?

~ Higgins

Credit Cards

Dear Tim & Moby,

How do credit cards work?

From, Stephen

Crystals

Hey Bob,

Could you do an experiment with crystals?? That would be awesome!! Thanks!!

From, ExPx


Dear Tim,

Please do a movie on crystals so I can do my experiment.

~ Bob

Cubism

Dear Tim and Moby,

What is Cubism, and who started it?

Thanks, Sydney

Current Electricity

Dear Tim & Moby,

Where does electricity come from?

~ Juan

Customary Units

Dear Tim and Moby,

I know all about the metric system, but what about miles, pounds, gallons, and all that stuff?

From, Angel

Cyberbullying

Dear Moby,

You are the ugliest shade of orange I've ever seen. Get a clue, weirdo.

~ A Friend

Cystic Fibrosis

Dear Tim & Moby,

I have cystic fibrosis and kids always ask me what it is. Could you make a movie about it so I don't have to explain CF a million more times?

Thanks, Savannah

César Chávez

Dear Tim and Moby,

Why are we celebrating César Chávez' birthday?

Thanks, Jared

Dams

Dear Tim and Moby,

What does a dam do?

~ Kinzi

Dance

Dear Tim and Moby,

Do I have to go to the school dance? Why do people dance, anyway?

~ Gregory

Dark Matter

Dear Tim & Moby,

What exactly is this "dark matter" stuff I've been reading about?

~ Jonno

Data Storage Devices

Dear Tim and Moby,

What's the best way to store my homework? CD? DVD? Flash drive? Help!

~ Michael (Kansas)

Day of the Dead

Dear Tim & Moby,

What is Día de los Muertos, and how did it start?

From, Cristina

Daylight Saving Time

Dear Tim and Moby,

Why do we have Daylight Savings Time? And what does it do?

From, Gloria

Death

Dear Tim and Moby,

What happens to people when they die?

Thank you, D'marcus (Montgomery, Alabama)

Debate

Dear Tim and Moby,

My school is starting a debate team. Should I join? What's the point of a debate?

From, Chelsea

Debt

Dear Tim and Moby,

Can you tell me about debt?

From, Newton

Decimals

Dear Tim & Moby,

Can you make a movie about decimals?

~ Veronica

Declaration of Independence

Dear Tim & Moby,

What was the Declaration of Independence all about?

~ Darrin

Democracy

Dear Tim & Moby,

What's "democracy"?

~ Helen

Depression

Dear Tim and Moby,

What does it mean to be depressed? Isn't that just another way of saying you're sad?

Signed, William

Deserts

Dear Tim & Moby,

What makes a desert so hot?

~ Wei-Ling (Hong Kong)

Diabetes

Dear Tim & Moby,

What is diabetes? Do you get from eating too much candy?

~ Raichu

Diagramming Sentences

Dear Tim & Moby,

I have to make up a sentence and then diagram it. How do I do this?

~ Sophie

Dialogue

Dear Tim & Moby,

How do I write dialogue?

~ Sonja

Dictionary and Thesaurus

Dear Tim and Moby,

What do people use dictionaries for?

And what's a thesaurus?

Thanks, Angela

Diffusion

Dear Tim & Moby,

How come sugar sweetens a drink even when I don't stir it?

~ Gene

Digestive System

Dear Tim & Moby,

How do we digest food?

~ Sam

Digital Animation

Dear Tim and Moby,

How do you make a BrainPOP movie?

~ Stacy

Digital Etiquette

To Tim and Moby,

What's the deal with digital etiquette?

~ George

Dinosaurs

Dear Tim & Moby,

What's with the Stegosaurus's plates? I thought they were armor, but my teacher says they were too fragile.

~ Del

Distance Learning

Dear Rita & Moby,

Our school is closed for a while, and now we're supposed to learn at home?

Got any tips for us?

Thanks, Carmen and Jordan

Distance, Rate, and Time

Dear Tim & Moby,

Can you help me with distance, rate, and time problems?

~ Jack

Distributive Property

Dear Tim and Moby,

What is the distributive property?

~ Rachel

Dividing Decimals

Dear Tim and Moby,

Dividing decimals is confusing. Am I going to have to do this in real life?

Thanks, Tamia

Diwali

Dear Tim and Moby,

What is Diwali?

From, Neha

DNA

Dear Tim & Moby,

Do all animals have DNA?

~ Kevin

Dogs

Dear Tim and Moby,

I would like to know more about dogs. I have one, a Weimaraner. Thanks!

From, JJ


Dear Tim and Moby,

I want to get a puppy but my parents won't let me. What can you tell me about dogs?

Thanks, Dorothy

Dolly the Sheep

Dear Tim & Moby,

Can you explain how they cloned that sheep?

~ Vivian

Dolphins

Dear Tim & Moby,

Can you tell me about dolphins? I find them interesting!

Thanks a lot, Amy (Short Hills)

Drama

Dear Tim and Moby,

I want to put on a play at my school, but I really don't know that much about the theater. Can you tell me a little bit about what drama is all about?

~ Jessica (Stratford, CT)

Drawing

Dear Tim & Moby,

What is drawing? How is it different from sketching?

I would like to know.

~ Sylvie

Dreams

Dear Tim & Moby,

What are dreams? How does your brain make them

~ Elizabeth (Shenandoah)

Droughts

Dear Tim and Moby,

The news says my state's in a drought. But water still comes out of the faucet, and it still rains. So, what is a drought?

From, Doris

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Dear Tim & Moby,

My brother was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. What is it?

~ Tyler

Dyslexia

Dear Tim & Moby,

What is dyslexia? Does it mean that you see everything backwards?

~ Jane

Earth

Dear Tim & Moby,

What other planets besides on Earth have life on them?

~ Marvin

Earth's Atmosphere

Dear Tim and Moby,

What is the atmosphere? Why is the sky blue?

~ Thomas (via the Internet)

Earth's Structure

Dear Tim & Moby,

What's the earth made of, anyway?

~ K.L. Heley (Storrs)

Earthquakes

Dear Tim & Moby,

Why do earthquakes happen?

~ Daniel

Eating Disorders

Dear Tim and Moby,

I'm worried my friend might have an eating disorder. Can you tell me more about them?

Signed, Anonymous

Ebola

Dear Tim & Moby,

I've been seeing a lot of scary stuff about Ebola in the news. Am I in danger? Help!

~ Erin (Wisconsin)

Eclipse

Dear Tim & Moby,

What is an eclipse?

~ Geodude11

Ecosystems

Dear Tim & Moby,

What is an ecosystem?

~ Georgiana

Edgar Allan Poe

Dear Tim & Moby,

My class is reading poems from a guy named Edgar Allan Poe. Who is he?

From, Jeffrey

Egyptian Pharoahs

Dear Tim & Moby,

I'm trying to find information on the pharoahs in Egpyt? Can you help me?

~ Justine (NYC)

Elapsed Time

Dear Tim & Moby,

What is elapsed time?

~ Tosin (Atlanta)

Eleanor Roosevelt

Dear Tim and Moby,

Can you tell me about Eleanor Roosevelt?

~ Tarun

Electric Circuits

Dear Tim & Moby,

What is an electric circuit made of?

~ Joseph P. (Niskayuna, NY)

Electricity

Dear Tim & Moby,

When I touched the doorknob this morning, I got a shock. Why? WHY!?!

Sincerely, Amos (Loudon, NH)

Electromagnetic Induction

Dear Tim & Moby,

How are electricity and magnetism related?

~ Innes

Electromagnetic Spectrum

Dear Tim and Moby,

What is the electromagnetic spectrum?

Signed, Winston

Electromagnets

Dear Tim & Moby,

What is an electromagnet?

~ Dar

Elephants

Dear Tim and Moby,

Could you please do a video about elephants? They are so cool, but I really don't know much about them!

Thanks, Katie T.

Elie Wiesel

Dear Tim & Moby,

Can you please make a movie about our grandfather, Elie Wiesel?

From, Elijah and Shira

Elvis Presley

Dear Tim and Moby,

Who was Elvis and why is he so famous?

~ Mary Ann

Email and IM

Dear Tim & Moby,

How do people email each other, and what is IM?

Thanks, McKenzie S

Emily Dickinson

Dear Tim and Moby,

We're reading Emily Dickinson in school, but her poems are a little weird. Can you help me make sense of them?

Thanks, Becca

Endocrine System

Dear Tim & Moby,

What are hormones and what body system do they belong to?

~ QTpie (Highland Village)

Energy Pyramid

Dear Tim and Moby,

What is an energy pyramid?

Your friend, Nicole (Texas)

Energy Sources

Dear Tim & Moby,

Where do we get the power to heat our homes, light up street lamps, and move cars?

~ Abby (New York)

Equations with Variables

Dear Tim and Moby,

When those letters are all over math problems, I have no idea what to do.

~ Ned

Erosion

Dear Tim & Moby,

What's erosion? Does it make a sound?

~ Mini P.

Estimating

Dear Tim and Moby,

How is estimation different from just guessing?

~ Biff

Ethics

Dear Robot Ethicist,

Mr. Andersen pays me $6 an hour to mow his lawn. It usually takes me two hours, but last week, I got it done 30 minutes faster. He already paid me in advance. Is it ethical for me to keep the money?

From, Amber

Everglades

Dear Tim and Moby,

I went on a field trip to the Everglades. Could you tell me more about it?

From, Ariel (Miami)

Exoplanets

Dear Tim and Moby,

Are there humans living on any other planets?

~ Horvath

Exponents

Dear Tim and Moby,

What is "exponential growth?"

Thanks, Clare

Extinction

Dear Tim & Moby,

How come there aren't dinosaurs anymore?

~ Pedra

Eyes

Dear Tim and Moby,

How are our eyes able to see stuff? I don't get it.

Sincerely, Fausto

Faces

Dear Tim & Moby,

Why are faces so important?

Thanks, Augustine

Fact and Opinion

Dear Tim and Moby,

My dad says you can't trust everything you see on the news, because they mix facts and opinions together. What does that mean?

Sincerely, Lilli

Factoring

Dear Tim and Moby,

What is factoring?

~ Ramona

Fall of the Roman Empire

Dear Tim & Moby,

What happened to the Roman Empire?

~ Laina

Fannie Lou Hamer

Dear Tim & Moby,

Who was Fannie Lou Hamer?

From, Maegan

Fats

Dear Tim & Moby,

Is eating fat really bad for you?

~ Opie

Fax Machine

Dear Tim and Moby,

Why do fax machines have telephone numbers?

~ Calliopi (Lilliput)

Feminism

Dear Tim & Moby,

My brother called me a feminist. It sounds bad and I'm not sure I want to be one? What's a feminist?

~ Gretchen


Dear Tim and Moby,

My sister told me she's a feminist. What's that?

~ Gretchen

Fetal Development

Dear Tim and Moby,

How does a baby grow?

~ Eric

Feudalism

Dear Tim and Moby,

We're studying the feudal system in social studies class, and I don't think I get it. Can you explain it for me?

From, Cherita

Fibonacci Sequence

Dear Tim & Moby,

I just saw a movie that talked about Fibonacci numbers, but I still don't get what they are. Can you help me?

~ Jordi

Filmmaking

Dear Tim & Moby,

Who are all those people listed at the beginning and end of movies?

~ Darin

Fingerprints

Dear Tim & Moby,

We were wondering, can two different people have the same fingerprints?

~ Mrs. Marchese's Class (Sussex, NJ)

Fire

Dear Tim & Moby,

What is fire made of? Fire molecules?

~ Yerkes

Fireworks

Dear Tim and Moby,

How do fireworks work and how do they get to be different shapes, colors and sizes?

~ Rachel

First Aid

Dear Tim and Moby,

What is first aid? Why is it so important?

From, Avni (India)

Fish

Dear Tim & Moby,

What makes a fish a fish?

~ Uri

Fitness

Dear Tim & Moby,

Every day my mom asks me to exercise. Is it necessary?

~ Aishwarya (Newark, NJ)

Five-Paragraph Essay

Dear Tim & Moby,

I'm supposed to write a five paragraph essay, how do I do it?

~ Steven

Flight

Dear Tim & Moby,

How does flight work?

~ TJ (West Milford)

Floods

Dear Tim & Moby,

How do floods happen?

~ Tom

Flu and Flu Vaccine

Dear Tim & Moby,

What is the flu? Will I get sick if I don't get a flu shot?

~ Ellie

Food Chains

Dear Tim & Moby,

Are plants always at the bottom of the food chain?

~ Dwog (via the Internet)

Food Safety

Dear Tim and Moby,

My sister got sick from eating a hamburger.

What can we do to make sure our food is safe?

~ Ophelia

Forces

Dear Tim & Moby,

If forces are invisible, how do we know they exist? And how do they work?

Thanks, Katelin C.

Forms of Energy

Dear Tim & Moby,

What is energy?

~ Lilly

Fossil Fuels

Dear Tim and Moby,

My teacher said we're running out of fossil fuels. Does she mean gas?

From, Mattie

Fossils

Dear Tim & Moby,

What makes something a fossil?

~ Ross

Fractions

Dear Tim and Moby,

What is a fraction?

~ Blake (South Carolina)

Frankenstein

Dear Tim and Moby,

I have to read Frankenstein. I thought it was just a movie!

~ Andrea

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Dear Tim & Moby,

My mom said FDR was the greatest President. What was so special about him?

~ Emmy (Bozeman, MT)

Frederick Douglass

Dear Tim & Moby,

We learned about Frederick Douglass in school, but I'd like to know more.

From, Myron

French and Indian War

Dear Tim and Moby,

Please tell me about the French and Indian War!

~ Bobby (Denver, CO)

French Revolution

Dear Tim and Moby,

How did the French Revolution start?

~ Chepe

Frida Kahlo

Dear Tim and Moby,

I am doing an art project about Frida Kahlo. Who was she?

~ Andrew (St. Louis)

Fuel Cells

Dear Tim & Moby,

I've been hearing a lot about fuel cells; what are they?

~ Austin

Functions

Dear Nat and Moby,

Can you explain how to use functions in computer code?

Thanks, Amanda

Fungi

Dear Tim and Moby,

Why are funguses so gross?

Sincerely, Princess

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