To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
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. . . .
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in
different containers as they are filled?
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
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?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
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.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
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?
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out
what the graphs of the water level should look like?
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
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?