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.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
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.
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
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.
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
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?
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
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?
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
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.
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. . . .
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
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?
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
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?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
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.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
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. . . .
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.