Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
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.
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
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.
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
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.
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.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
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?
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out
what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
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?
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.
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?
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
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?
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
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?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?