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. . . .
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
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?
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in
different containers as they are filled?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
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. . . .
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
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 isometric drawings.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
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.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
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?
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out
what the graphs of the water level should look like?
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.