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Constantly Changing

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.

Big and Small Numbers in the Physical World

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.

Big and Small Numbers in Physics

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.

Global Warming

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

How much energy has gone into warming the planet?

Big and Small Numbers in Chemistry

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.

Construct the Solar System

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.

Weekly Challenge 48: Quorum-sensing

Stage: 4 Short Challenge Level:

This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.

Big and Small Numbers in the Living World

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.

Approximately Certain

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size

Track Design

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?

Guessing the Graph

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?

A Question of Scale

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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?

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?

Pinhole Camera

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.

Mystery Procedure

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Can you work out what this procedure is doing?

Perfect Eclipse

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.

Electric Kettle

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature

Bigger or Smaller?

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?

Logic, Truth Tables and Switching Circuits Challenge

Stage: 3, 4 and 5

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. . . .

Investigating the Dilution Series

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?

Robot Camera

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?

Big and Small Numbers in Biology

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.

How Do You React?

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...

Designing Table Mats

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.

Biology Measurement Challenge

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.

Alternative Record Book

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.

Nutrition and Cycling

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?

More or Less?

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?

Isometric Drawing

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Explore the properties of isometric drawings.

Efficient Packing

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

How efficiently can you pack together disks?

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

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?

Carbon Footprints

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?

Perspective Drawing

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Explore the properties of perspective drawing.

Counting Dolphins

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?

Investigating Epidemics

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.

Chocolate Cake

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?

Speedy Sidney

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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. . . .

Air Nets

Stage: 2, 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?

Maths Filler

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?

Fill Me up Too

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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?

Truth Tables and Electronic Circuits

Stage: 3, 4 and 5

Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.

Elastic Maths

Stage: 4 and 5

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.

Food Chains

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?

Witch's Hat

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?

Epidemic Modelling

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

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.

Maths Filler 2

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?

Immersion

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?