How efficiently can you pack together disks?
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. . . .
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in
different containers as they are filled?
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
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. . . .
Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
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.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
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.
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.
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out
what the graphs of the water level should look like?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
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
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
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?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
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?
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?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
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?
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the
water level rise in each case?