In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
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. . . .
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
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?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
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.
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
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?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
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?
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.
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
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 physical contexts.