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. . . .
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?
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?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
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
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?
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
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?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
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.
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
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.
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
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?
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?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
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.