Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
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?
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?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
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.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
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. . . .
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?
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?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
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.
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?
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
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?
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 deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.