A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
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.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
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.
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
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?
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Water freezes at 0°Celsius (32°Fahrenheit) and boils at 100°C (212°Fahrenheit). Is there a temperature at which Celsius and Fahrenheit readings are the same?
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.
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. . . .
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
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.
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.
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?
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
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?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
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?
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
10 graphs of experimental data are given. Can you use a spreadsheet to find algebraic graphs which match them closely, and thus discover the formulae most likely to govern the underlying processes?
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.