Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
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.
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out
what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
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.
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
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?
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
10 graphs of experimental data are given. Can you use a spreadsheet to find algebraic graphs which match them closely, and thus discover the formulae most likely to govern the underlying processes?
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the
water level rise in each case?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
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?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
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. . . .
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.
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?