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?
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
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.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
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?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
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?
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?
Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.
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.
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?
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. . . .
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out
what the graphs of the water level should look like?
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. . . .
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.