A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the
water level rise in each case?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
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?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
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?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
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?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical 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.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out
what the graphs of the water level should look like?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
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.
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. . . .
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
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?
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
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. . . .
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
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?