Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
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.
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.
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
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.
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
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 Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in
different containers as they are filled?
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
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. . . .
Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
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?
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
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?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
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?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
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.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.