Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
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.
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
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.
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 efficiently can you pack together disks?
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?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
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
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
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?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
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. . . .
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
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?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?