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. . . .
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in
different containers as they are filled?
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?
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
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?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
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.
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
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.
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
Water freezes at 0°Celsius (32°Fahrenheit) and boils at 100°C (212°Fahrenheit). Is there a temperature at which Celsius and Fahrenheit readings are the same?
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out
what the graphs of the water level should look like?
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 draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the
water level rise in each case?
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?