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?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
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 dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
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.
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in
different containers as they are filled?
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
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 would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
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. . . .
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out
what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
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?
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the
water level rise in each case?
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills
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?
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?