How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?

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?

Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?

When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?

Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.

Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?

Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?

Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?

To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...

Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.

Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.

Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.

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.

Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?

Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?

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 physical contexts.

Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.

Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.

Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature

The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?

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 Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?

In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.

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. . . .

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.

This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.

Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?

An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?

Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.

Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.

Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?

Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.

Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.

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. . . .

Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?

Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?

Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.

Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?

What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?

Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?