Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
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.
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
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 you work out what this procedure is doing?
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
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?
10 graphs of experimental data are given. Can you use a spreadsheet to find algebraic graphs which match them closely, and thus discover the formulae most likely to govern the underlying processes?
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
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?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
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 rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
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?
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. . . .