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?
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
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?
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
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. . . .
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
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...
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
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?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
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?
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
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?
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.