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. . . .
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?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
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.
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in
different containers as they are filled?
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
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.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
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?
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out
what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
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?
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
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
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?
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 efficiently can you pack together disks?