Bio-numbers

Bio-numbers

What do nature's numbers look like? Are they big or small? Can we calculate them precisely, or do we have to work through estimation and approximation? These problems provide a range of contexts to practise these vital skills.

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 Biology 

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.

Time to Evolve 

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:
How many generations would link an evolutionist to a very distant ancestor?

Biology Measurement Challenge 

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.