Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
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?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
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.
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
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?
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.
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?
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?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out
what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
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. . . .
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the
water level rise in each case?
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
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. . . .