Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
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?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
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.
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
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?
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
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. . . .
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
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.
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?