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Genetics

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A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.

Epidemic Modelling

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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.

Investigating Epidemics

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

Designing Table Mats

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

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

Carbon Footprints

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

Guessing the Graph

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

Pinhole Camera

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

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Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?

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Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?

Robot Camera

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

Fill Me Up

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?

Approximately Certain

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

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

Gym Bag

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Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?

Constantly Changing

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

Construct the Solar System

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

Track Design

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

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. . . .

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.

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.

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What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?

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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?

Big and Small Numbers in Chemistry

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Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.

Perspective Drawing

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Explore the properties of perspective drawing.

Big and Small Numbers in Physics

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.

Investigating the Dilution Series

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Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?

Perfect Eclipse

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

Global Warming

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How much energy has gone into warming the planet?

Efficient Packing

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

How efficiently can you pack together disks?

Nutrition and Cycling

Stage: 3 and 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?

Big and Small Numbers in the Physical World

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

Bigger or Smaller?

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

Big and Small Numbers in the Living World

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

Far Horizon

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An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?

Olympic Records

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Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?

A Question of Scale

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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?

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Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?

Temperature

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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?

Isometric Drawing

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Explore the properties of isometric drawings.

Maths Filler

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

Olympic Measures

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These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?

Big and Small Numbers in Biology

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

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

Who's the Best?

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?

Back Fitter

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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?

Biology Measurement Challenge

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

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. . . .

Immersion

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

Electric Kettle

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Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature

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.

Food Chains

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