Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
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. . . .
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
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?
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
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.
Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
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?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
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.
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
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.
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the
water level rise in each case?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
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?
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.