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