Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
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?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
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.
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.
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
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. . . .
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
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.
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
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. . . .
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
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?
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?