In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
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?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
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. . . .
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
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?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out
what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
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.
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the
water level rise in each case?
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
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 physical contexts.
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?