In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
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. . . .
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in
different containers as they are filled?
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
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.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
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 rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?
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?
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
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?
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?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
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?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
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 design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out
what the graphs of the water level should look like?
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?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?