Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
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?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
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.
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.
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
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?
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
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?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
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. . . .
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
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.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
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?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
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?
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.