Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
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.
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
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?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
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. . . .
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Learn about the link between logical arguments and electronic circuits. Investigate the logical connectives by making and testing your own circuits and fill in the blanks in truth tables to record. . . .
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?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
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?
In Fill Me Up we invited you to sketch graphs as vessels are filled with water. Can you work out the equations of the graphs?
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
10 graphs of experimental data are given. Can you use a spreadsheet to find algebraic graphs which match them closely, and thus discover the formulae most likely to govern the underlying processes?
Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills