Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
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?
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in
different containers as they are filled?
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
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?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
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 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. . . .
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
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 suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
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.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
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?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
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?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.