In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
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?
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
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?
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
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.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
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. . . .
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
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?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
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?
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. . . .
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?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
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?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
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?
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.
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
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?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?