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### Nutrition and Cycling

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?

### Investigating the Dilution Series

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?

### Constantly Changing

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.

### Alternative Record Book

##### Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?

### Global Warming

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

How much energy has gone into warming the planet?

### Big and Small Numbers in Chemistry

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.

### Does This Sound about Right?

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?

### Epidemic Modelling

##### Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

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.

### A Question of Scale

##### Stage: 4 Short Challenge Level:

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?

### Big and Small Numbers in the Physical World

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.

### Counting Dolphins

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?

### Big and Small Numbers in Physics

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.

### Track Design

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?

### Big and Small Numbers in the Living World

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.

### Robot Camera

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?

### Pinhole Camera

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.

### Who's the Best?

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?

### Guessing the Graph

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?

### Approximately Certain

##### Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size

### Bigger or Smaller?

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?

### Mystery Procedure

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Can you work out what this procedure is doing?

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

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?

### Perspective Drawing

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Explore the properties of perspective drawing.

### Food Chains

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?

##### Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?

### Designing Table Mats

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.

### Construct the Solar System

##### Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.

### Speed-time Problems at the Olympics

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?

### How Do You React?

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...

### Perfect Eclipse

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.

### Triathlon and Fitness

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?

### Big and Small Numbers in Biology

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.

### Olympic Measures

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?

### More or Less?

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?

### Olympic Records

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?

### Temperature

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

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?

### David and Goliath

##### Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?

### Biology Measurement Challenge

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.

### Electric Kettle

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature

### Elastic Maths

##### Stage: 4 and 5

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.

### Gym Bag

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?

### Logic, Truth Tables and Switching Circuits Challenge

##### Stage: 3, 4 and 5

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. . . .

### Speedy Sidney

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

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. . . .

### Truth Tables and Electronic Circuits

##### Stage: 2, 3 and 4

Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.

### Weekly Challenge 48: Quorum-sensing

##### Stage: 4 Short Challenge Level:

This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.

### Isometric Drawing

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Explore the properties of isometric drawings.

### Far Horizon

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?

### Maths Filler

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?