How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the
water level rise in each case?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
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?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
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?
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in
different containers as they are filled?
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.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
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.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
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.
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
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. . . .
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
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?
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
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?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out
what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
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 deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
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 you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
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.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.