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?
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?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
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 much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in
different containers as they are filled?
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
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.
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
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.
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
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?
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the
water level rise in each case?
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
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. . . .
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
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 Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
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. . . .