Many natural systems appear to be in equilibrium until suddenly a critical point is reached, setting up a mudslide or an avalanche or an earthquake. In this project, students will use a simple. . . .
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
What shape and size of drinks mat is best for flipping and catching?
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in
different containers as they are filled?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
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?
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
Explore the properties of oblique projection.
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?
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
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 rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?