Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
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.
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.
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
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.
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
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?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
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. . . .
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in
different containers as they are filled?
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?
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
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 with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
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.