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. . . .
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
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?
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
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...
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
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.
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?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
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.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
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. . . .
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
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.
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.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.