Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.

Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?

Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?

Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?

Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?

Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size

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?

How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?

When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?

To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...

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.

An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?

Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.

Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.

Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.

What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?

Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?

Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.

Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?

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?

Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?

Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.

Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.

This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.

Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.

Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature

Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.

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. . . .

The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?

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?

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.

Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?

If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?

Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?

Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?

Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.

Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?

These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?