Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
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?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
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?
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
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. . . .
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?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
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.
Water freezes at 0°Celsius (32°Fahrenheit) and boils at 100°C (212°Fahrenheit). Is there a temperature at which Celsius and Fahrenheit readings are the same?
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
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?
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
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.