Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
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?
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Water freezes at 0°Celsius (32°Fahrenheit) and boils at 100°C (212°Fahrenheit). Is there a temperature at which Celsius and Fahrenheit readings are the same?
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Is it cheaper to cook a meal from scratch or to buy a ready meal? What difference does the number of people you're cooking for make?
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
Two trains set off at the same time from each end of a single straight railway line. A very fast bee starts off in front of the first train and flies continuously back and forth between the. . . .
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
Use the computer to model an epidemic. Try out public health policies to control the spread of the epidemic, to minimise the number of sick days and deaths.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
How do you write a computer program that creates the illusion of stretching elastic bands between pegs of a Geoboard? The answer contains some surprising mathematics.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?