Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
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?
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
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?
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
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 calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
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.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Water freezes at 0°Celsius (32°Fahrenheit) and boils at 100°C (212°Fahrenheit). Is there a temperature at which Celsius and Fahrenheit readings are the same?
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
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.