How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
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
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
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.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
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?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
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.
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
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. . . .
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
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?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out
what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the
water level rise in each case?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
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. . . .
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in
different containers as they are filled?
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?