This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
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?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out
what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
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. . . .
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?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in
different containers as they are filled?
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
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?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the
water level rise in each case?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
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.
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 work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
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. . . .
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
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?
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?