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David and Goliath

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?

Who's the Best?

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?

Speed-time Problems at the Olympics

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?

Nutrition and Cycling

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?

Mystery Procedure

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Can you work out what this procedure is doing?

Robot Camera

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?

Global Warming

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

How much energy has gone into warming the planet?

Back Fitter

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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?

Constantly Changing

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.

Elastic Maths

Stage: 4 and 5

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.

Vector Walk

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?

Pinhole Camera

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.

Genetics

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.

What's That Graph?

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?

Designing Table Mats

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.

Fill Me up Too

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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?

Witch's Hat

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?

Alternative Record Book

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.

Big and Small Numbers in Chemistry

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.

How Do You React?

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...

Construct the Solar System

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.

Epidemic Modelling

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

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.

Investigating Epidemics

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.

Immersion

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?

Big and Small Numbers in the Physical World

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.

Maths Filler 2

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?

Efficient Packing

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

How efficiently can you pack together disks?

Track Design

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?

More or Less?

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?

Big and Small Numbers in Biology

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.

Olympic Records

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?

Biology Measurement Challenge

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.

Scientific Measurement

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.

Electric Kettle

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature

Big and Small Numbers in the Living World

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.

How Would You Score It?

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.

Weekly Challenge 48: Quorum-sensing

Stage: 4 Short Challenge Level:

This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.

Counting Dolphins

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?

Perspective Drawing

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Explore the properties of perspective drawing.

Maths Filler

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?

Gym Bag

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?

Speedy Sidney

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

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. . . .

Food Chains

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?

Isometric Drawing

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Explore the properties of isometric drawings.

Investigating the Dilution Series

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?

Truth Tables and Electronic Circuits

Stage: 3, 4 and 5

Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.

Logic, Truth Tables and Switching Circuits Challenge

Stage: 3, 4 and 5

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. . . .

Air Nets

Stage: 2, 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.

Perfect Eclipse

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.