Distance, Speed and Time

This collection of STEM resources is based around the topics of distance, speed and time.  Resources are listed in order of stage.

Place Your Orders

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?

More or Less?

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?

What's That Graph?

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?

Carbon Footprints

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?

How Do You React?

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...

Big and Small Numbers in the Physical World

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.

Speed-time Problems at the Olympics

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?

Approximately Certain

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size

Alternative Record Book

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.