When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
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?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in
different containers as they are filled?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
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?
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. . . .
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
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?
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
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?
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
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?
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out
what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills