Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
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. . . .
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.
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?
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?
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?
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
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?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
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.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
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 nose.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
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?
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?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.