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

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

Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.

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.

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

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

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

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

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?

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.

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

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

Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?

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

Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?

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

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

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

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

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

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. . . .

How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?

Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate 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?

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

Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature

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?

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.

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

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

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. . . .

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

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

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

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.

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?

Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.

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 with water?