Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
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?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
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?
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
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.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
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.
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
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 which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
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. . . .
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
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.
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
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?
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the
water level rise in each case?
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?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out
what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.