How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.
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. . . .
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
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.
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in
different containers as they are filled?
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
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.
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.
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.
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
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?
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
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?
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
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. . . .
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
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?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out
what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.