A look at different crystal lattice structures, and how they relate
to structural properties
Use your skill and knowledge to place various scientific lengths in order of size. Can you judge the length of objects with sizes ranging from 1 Angstrom to 1 million km with no wrong attempts?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Look at the calculus behind the simple act of a car going over a
How fast would you have to throw a ball upwards so that it would
Ever wondered what it would be like to vaporise a diamond? Find out
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Work in groups to try to create the best approximations to these
An introduction to a useful tool to check the validity of an equation.
Explore the power of aeroplanes, spaceships and horses.
Read all about electromagnetism in our interactive article.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
A look at the fluid mechanics questions that are raised by the
Can you work out the natural time scale for the universe?
Explore displacement/time and velocity/time graphs with this mouse
A ball whooshes down a slide and hits another ball which flies off
the slide horizontally as a projectile. How far does it go?
Find the equation from which to calculate the resistance of an
infinite network of resistances.
How high will a ball taking a million seconds to fall travel?
Find out some of the mathematics behind neural networks.
Follow in the steps of Newton and find the path that the earth
follows around the sun.
Problems which make you think about the kinetic ideas underlying
the ideal gas laws.
Explore the Lorentz force law for charges moving in different ways.
Have you got the Mach knack? Discover the mathematics behind
exceeding the sound barrier.
Look at the units in the expression for the energy levels of the electrons in a hydrogen atom according to the Bohr model.
A look at a fluid mechanics technique called the Steady Flow
Investigate the effects of the half-lifes of the isotopes of cobalt
on the mass of a mystery lump of the element.
A simplified account of special relativity and the twins paradox.
What is an AC voltage? How much power does an AC power source
Where will the spaceman go when he falls through these strange planetary systems?
Investigate why the Lennard-Jones potential gives a good
approximate explanation for the behaviour of atoms at close ranges
Investigate some of the issues raised by Geiger and Marsden's
famous scattering experiment in which they fired alpha particles at
a sheet of gold.
See how the motion of the simple pendulum is not-so-simple after
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Explore the energy of this incredibly energetic particle which struck Earth on October 15th 1991
Can you arrange a set of charged particles so that none of them
start to move when released from rest?
An article demonstrating mathematically how various physical
modelling assumptions affect the solution to the seemingly simple
problem of the projectile.
Explore how can changing the axes for a plot of an equation can
lead to different shaped graphs emerging
Things are roughened up and friction is now added to the
approximate simple pendulum
Explore the rates of growth of the sorts of simple polynomials
often used in mathematical modelling.
Can you match up the entries from this table of units?
Show that even a very powerful spaceship would eventually run out
of overtaking power