How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in
different containers as they are filled?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
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.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out
what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
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.
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
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. . . .
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
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?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
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?
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
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. . . .
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
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?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
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?
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the
water level rise in each case?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?