Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
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?
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
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?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
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?
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in
different containers as they are filled?
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
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 units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out
what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
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. . . .
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.