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### Investigating Epidemics

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

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

### 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.

### Guessing the Graph

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Epidemic Modelling

##### Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

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.

### 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. . . .

### Efficient Packing

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

How efficiently can you pack together disks?

### A Question of Scale

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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?

### Robot Camera

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Global Warming

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

How much energy has gone into warming the planet?

### Constantly Changing

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

##### Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

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

### Big and Small Numbers in Chemistry

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.

### Approximately Certain

##### Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

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

### Nutrition and Cycling

##### Stage: 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?

### Mystery Procedure

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Can you work out what this procedure is doing?

### Designing Table Mats

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Counting Dolphins

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?

### Far Horizon

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Big and Small Numbers in the Living World

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

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

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?

### Gym Bag

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

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

### 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.

### 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.

### Big and Small Numbers in the Physical World

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Bigger or Smaller?

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Perspective Drawing

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Explore the properties of perspective drawing.

### Genetics

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.

### Pinhole Camera

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

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

### How Do You React?

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Isometric Drawing

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Explore the properties of isometric drawings.

##### Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

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

### Fill Me up Too

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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?

### Investigating the Dilution Series

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?

### What's That Graph?

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Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?

### 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. . . .

### Perfect Eclipse

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Immersion

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

### More or Less?

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?

### 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?

### Maths Filler 2

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?

### Big and Small Numbers in Biology

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

### David and Goliath

##### Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?

### Big and Small Numbers in Physics

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.

### 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?

### Speed-time Problems at the Olympics

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?

### Electric Kettle

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature

### Vector Walk

##### Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?

### Weekly Challenge 48: Quorum-sensing

##### Stage: 4 Short Challenge Level:

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

### Biology Measurement Challenge

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Olympic Records

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

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