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.
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
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...
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
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. . . .
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
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?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
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?
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out
what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
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?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
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.
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
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.
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the
water level rise in each case?
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.