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 biological contexts.

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...

Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size

How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?

Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.

Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?

Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.

When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?

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 dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?

Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.

Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?

Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?

Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.

Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?

Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature

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?

Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?

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.

If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?

The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?

These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?

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. . . .

This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.

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 which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.

Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.

Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.

Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?

Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?

How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?

Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.

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?

Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.

Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?

Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?

Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?