How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
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 suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Investigate the molecular masses in this sequence of molecules and deduce which molecule has been analysed in the mass spectrometer.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Explore the distribution of molecular masses for various hydrocarbons
Maths is everywhere in the world! Take a look at these images. What mathematics can you see?
Investigate how avalanches occur and how they can be controlled
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?
Sea ice covers around 7% of the surface of our planet. This article explores how researchers use mathematical models to study the changes taking place in the polar seas and how these might affect the. . . .