How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
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?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in
different containers as they are filled?
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?
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.
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out
what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
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?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
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 shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
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 suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
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.
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. . . .
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
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?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?