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### Big and Small Numbers in the Physical World

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Big and Small Numbers in the Living World

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Global Warming

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

How much energy has gone into warming the planet?

### Big and Small Numbers in Chemistry

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.

### Constantly Changing

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Big and Small Numbers in Physics

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.

### Approximately Certain

##### Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

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

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?

### Construct the Solar System

##### Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.

### A Question of Scale

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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?

### Bigger or Smaller?

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

### More or Less?

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?

### Electric Kettle

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature

### Guessing the Graph

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Investigating the Dilution Series

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?

### Does This Sound about Right?

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?

### Counting Dolphins

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?

### How Do You React?

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Big and Small Numbers in Biology

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Mystery Procedure

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Can you work out what this procedure is doing?

### Perspective Drawing

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Explore the properties of perspective drawing.

### Robot Camera

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Pinhole Camera

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.

### Designing Table Mats

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Perfect Eclipse

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.

### Biology Measurement Challenge

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Nutrition and Cycling

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

### What's That Graph?

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Investigating Epidemics

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Far Horizon

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Fill Me up Too

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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?

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?

### Immersion

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?

### Elastic Maths

##### Stage: 4 and 5

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.

### Food Chains

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?

### Track Design

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?

### Weekly Challenge 48: Quorum-sensing

##### Stage: 4 Short Challenge Level:

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

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

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?

### Isometric Drawing

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Explore the properties of isometric drawings.

### Epidemic Modelling

##### Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

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.

### Alternative Record Book

##### Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.

### Fill Me Up

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

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

### Speed-time Problems at the Olympics

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Efficient Packing

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

How efficiently can you pack together disks?

### Speedy Sidney

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

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. . . .

### Vector Walk

##### Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?

### Triathlon and Fitness

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

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

### Back Fitter

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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?

### Maths Filler 2

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Genetics

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.