Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?
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. . . .
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?
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in
different containers as they are filled?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out
what the graphs of the water level should look like?
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
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?
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
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.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the
water level rise in each case?
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
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?
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
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?
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.
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
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.
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
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. . . .
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.
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?