Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
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.
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
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. . . .
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.
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
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.
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
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?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
10 graphs of experimental data are given. Can you use a spreadsheet to find algebraic graphs which match them closely, and thus discover the formulae most likely to govern the underlying processes?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Is there a temperature at which Celsius and Fahrenheit readings are the same?
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
How efficiently can you pack together disks?