Estimation

This collection of STEM resources is based around the topic estimation.  Resources are listed in order of stage.

Place Your Orders

Age 11 to 14
Challenge Level

Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?

Food Web

Age 11 to 14
Challenge Level

Is this eco-system sustainable?

Does This Sound about Right?

Age 11 to 14
Challenge Level

Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?

Big and Small Numbers in the Living World

Age 11 to 16
Challenge Level

Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.

Big and Small Numbers in Physics

Age 14 to 16
Challenge Level

Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.

Big and Small Numbers in Biology

Age 14 to 16
Challenge Level

Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.

Carbon Footprints

Age 14 to 16
Challenge Level

Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?

More or Less?

Age 14 to 16
Challenge Level

Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?

Bigger or Smaller?

Age 14 to 16
Challenge Level

When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?

Big and Small Numbers in the Physical World

Age 14 to 16
Challenge Level

Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.

Time to Evolve

Age 14 to 16
Challenge Level

How many generations would link an evolutionist to a very distant ancestor?

Counting Dolphins

Age 14 to 16
Challenge Level

How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?

Choose Your Units

Age 14 to 16
Challenge Level

Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?

Global Warming

Age 14 to 16
Challenge Level

How much energy has gone into warming the planet?

Robot Camera

Age 14 to 16
Challenge Level

Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?

Approximately Certain

Age 14 to 18
Challenge Level

Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size