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. . . .
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?
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?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
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. . . .
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
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.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
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.
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
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?
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
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?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
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
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.