Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
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.
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
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.
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in
different containers as they are filled?
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
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. . . .
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. . . .
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?
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out
what the graphs of the water level should look like?
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?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.