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.
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
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?
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.
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the
water level rise in each case?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out
what the graphs of the water level should look like?
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
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. . . .
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in
different containers as they are filled?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
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 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 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?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
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 what this procedure is doing?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
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?
Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
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?