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.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
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?
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
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.
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the
water level rise in each case?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
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 isometric drawings.
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
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. . . .
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out
what the graphs of the water level should look like?
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?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
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?
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in
different containers as they are filled?
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?