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Efficient Packing

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How efficiently can you pack together disks?

How Would You Score It?

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Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.

Carbon Footprints

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Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?

Isometric Drawing

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Explore the properties of isometric drawings.

Scientific Measurement

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Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.

Epidemic Modelling

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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.

Construct the Solar System

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

Big and Small Numbers in Chemistry

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Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.

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Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?

Mystery Procedure

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Can you work out what this procedure is doing?

How Do You React?

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

Genetics

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A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.

Speedy Sidney

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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. . . .

Fill Me Up

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Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?

Robot Camera

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

Pinhole Camera

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

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Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?

Alternative Record Book

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

What's That Graph?

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Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?

Investigating the Dilution Series

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Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?

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

Track Design

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

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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

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Explore the properties of perspective drawing.

Witch's Hat

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What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?

Chocolate Cake

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If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?

Designing Table Mats

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

Vector Walk

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Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?

Air Nets

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Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.

Fill Me up Too

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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?

Food Chains

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

Perfect Eclipse

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

Olympic Records

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

Big and Small Numbers in Biology

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

More or Less?

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Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?

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Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?

Nutrition and Cycling

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

Temperature

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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?

Far Horizon

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

Big and Small Numbers in the Living World

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

Electric Kettle

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Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature

Weekly Challenge 48: Quorum-sensing

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

Biology Measurement Challenge

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

Counting Dolphins

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How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?

Big and Small Numbers in the Physical World

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

Big and Small Numbers in Physics

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Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.

Global Warming

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How much energy has gone into warming the planet?

Who's the Best?

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Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?

Immersion

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Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?

Maths Filler 2

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Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?