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Alternative Record Book

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In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.

Counting Dolphins

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How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?

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. . . .

Scientific Measurement

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Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.

How Do You React?

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

Speed-time Problems at the Olympics

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

Bigger or Smaller?

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?

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?

Triathlon and Fitness

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The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?

Olympic Measures

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These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?

Nutrition and Cycling

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Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?

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Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?

Approximately Certain

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

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

Carbon Footprints

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Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?

Fill Me Up

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Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?

Pinhole Camera

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

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What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?

Investigating Epidemics

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

Chocolate Cake

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If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?

Witch's Hat

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What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?

Genetics

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A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.

Investigating the Dilution Series

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Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?

Robot Camera

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

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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?

How Would You Score It?

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.

Food Chains

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When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?

Isometric Drawing

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Explore the properties of isometric drawings.

More or Less?

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Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?

Olympic Records

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

Big and Small Numbers in Biology

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

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Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?

Biology Measurement Challenge

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

Weekly Challenge 48: Quorum-sensing

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

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.

Guessing the Graph

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

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

Gym Bag

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

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

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.

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.

Maths Filler

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Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?

Fill Me up Too

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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?

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.

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. . . .

Perspective Drawing

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Explore the properties of perspective drawing.

Track Design

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Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?

Perfect Eclipse

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

David and Goliath

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?

Maths Filler 2

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