Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.

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

Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.

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

Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?

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

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?

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

To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...

Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.

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

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

Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?

How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?

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

Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?

Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature

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

Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.

Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?

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

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

Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.

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

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?

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

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

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 deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?

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?

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.

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

An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?

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?

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

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

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

Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?

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

Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?