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. . . .
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
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?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
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?
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
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.
Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in
different containers as they are filled?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
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.
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?
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 which drink has the stronger flavour?
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?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.