Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
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?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
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?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
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.
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
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?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
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?
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?
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
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. . . .
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
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.
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out
what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
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. . . .
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?