Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in
different containers as they are filled?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
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 calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the
water level rise in each case?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red
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?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
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 work out what this procedure is doing?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
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.
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
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?
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?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
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?
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.