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?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical 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.
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
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?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
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?
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
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?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
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?
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
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?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills
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. . . .
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the
water level rise in each case?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
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.