How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
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. . . .
Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.
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. . . .
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
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?
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in
different containers as they are filled?
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
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.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
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?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
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.
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
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?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
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 design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out
what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
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?
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
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?
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.