How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
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?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in
different containers as they are filled?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
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 properties of perspective drawing.
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.
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
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. . . .
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.
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out
what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
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?
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 processes are represented by the graphs?
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
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?
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?