Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
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. . . .
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
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?
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.
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
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.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?
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.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
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.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
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?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
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.
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?
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.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.
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?
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
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?