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. . . .
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
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?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
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.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?
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?
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.
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
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.
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.
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?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.