Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
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.
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red
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. . . .
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in
different containers as they are filled?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
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?
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.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out
what the graphs of the water level should look like?
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
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 calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
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?
Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?
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?
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size