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Olympic Records

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Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?

Who's the Best?

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Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?

A Question of Scale

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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?

Chocolate Cake

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If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?

Investigating the Dilution Series

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Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?

Maths Filler

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Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?

Investigating Epidemics

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Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.

Temperature

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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?

How Would You Score It?

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Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.

Scientific Measurement

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Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.

Fill Me Up

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Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?

Far Horizon

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An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?

How Do You React?

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

Does This Sound about Right?

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Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?

Pinhole Camera

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Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.

Constantly Changing

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Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.

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

Speed-time Problems at the Olympics

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

Guessing the Graph

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Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?

Toad in the Hole

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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?

Food Chains

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When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?

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Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?

Speedy Sidney

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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. . . .

Isometric Drawing

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Explore the properties of isometric drawings.

Make Your Own Pencil Case

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What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?

Epidemic Modelling

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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.

Big and Small Numbers in Chemistry

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Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.

Carbon Footprints

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

Construct the Solar System

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Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.

Perfect Eclipse

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Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.

Olympic Measures

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These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?

Biology Measurement Challenge

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Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.

Triathlon and Fitness

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The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?

Big and Small Numbers in Biology

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Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.

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Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?

More or Less?

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Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?

Bigger or Smaller?

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When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?

Big and Small Numbers in the Physical World

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

David and Goliath

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Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?

Counting Dolphins

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How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?

Immersion

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Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?

Global Warming

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How much energy has gone into warming the planet?

Big and Small Numbers in Physics

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Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.

Approximately Certain

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

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

Electric Kettle

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Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature

Maths Filler 2

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Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?

Gym Bag

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Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?

Elastic Maths

Stage: 4 and 5

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.

Truth Tables and Electronic Circuits

Stage: 3, 4 and 5

Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.

Air Nets

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Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.