To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
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?
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
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.
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
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. . . .
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in
different containers as they are filled?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
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?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out
what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
Can you work out which processes are represented by 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?
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?
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.