Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in
different containers as they are filled?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out
what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
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.
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
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. . . .
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
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?
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
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 efficiently can you pack together disks?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the
water level rise in each case?
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?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.