Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
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?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
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. . . .
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in
different containers as they are filled?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
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?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
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.
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. . . .
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
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?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
How efficiently can you pack together disks?