Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?
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. . . .
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills
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
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out
what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the
water level rise in each case?
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?
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
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...
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in
different containers as they are filled?
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?
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
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. . . .
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
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.
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
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?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
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 drink has the stronger flavour?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
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?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
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?
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?