To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
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?
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?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
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.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
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 physical contexts.
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.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
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?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
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?
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
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 processes are represented by the graphs?
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
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.
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?
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.
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?