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Big and Small Numbers in the Physical World

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Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.

Big and Small Numbers in Chemistry

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Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.

A Question of Scale

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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?

Constantly Changing

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Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.

Big and Small Numbers in Physics

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Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.

Big and Small Numbers in the Living World

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Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.

Global Warming

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How much energy has gone into warming the planet?

Construct the Solar System

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Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.

Approximately Certain

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Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size

Pinhole Camera

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Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.

Epidemic Modelling

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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.

Track Design

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Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?

Investigating the Dilution Series

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Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?

Guessing the Graph

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Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?

Mystery Procedure

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Can you work out what this procedure is doing?

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Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?

Perfect Eclipse

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Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.

Electric Kettle

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Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature

Bigger or Smaller?

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When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?

More or Less?

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Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?

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Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?

Biology Measurement Challenge

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Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.

Weekly Challenge 48: Quorum-sensing

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This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.

Robot Camera

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Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?

How Do You React?

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To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...

Designing Table Mats

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Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.

Alternative Record Book

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In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.

Counting Dolphins

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How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?

Big and Small Numbers in Biology

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Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.

Logic, Truth Tables and Switching Circuits Challenge

Stage: 3, 4 and 5

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. . . .

Isometric Drawing

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Explore the properties of isometric drawings.

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Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?

Perspective Drawing

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Explore the properties of perspective drawing.

Nutrition and Cycling

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Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?

Efficient Packing

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How efficiently can you pack together disks?

Scientific Measurement

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Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.

Carbon Footprints

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Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?

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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?

Witch's Hat

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What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?

Speedy Sidney

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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. . . .

Investigating Epidemics

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Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.

Chocolate Cake

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If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?

Food Chains

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When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?

Truth Tables and Electronic Circuits

Stage: 3, 4 and 5

Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.

Elastic Maths

Stage: 4 and 5

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.

Maths Filler

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Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?

Air Nets

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Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.

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How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?

Temperature

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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?

Who's the Best?

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Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?