Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
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. . . .
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 Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
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.
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?
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out
what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
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?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the
water level rise in each case?
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
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?
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?