Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
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.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
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?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
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.
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 properties of perspective drawing.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
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.
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.
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.
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in
different containers as they are filled?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
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. . . .
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
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?
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 visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out
what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the
water level rise in each case?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?