In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
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?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate 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?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
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. . . .
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.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
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.
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
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?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
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?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
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?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
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?
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?