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Electric Kettle

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature

Big and Small Numbers in the Physical World

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

How Do You React?

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...

Construct the Solar System

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.

Does This Sound about Right?

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Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?

Constantly Changing

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Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.

Counting Dolphins

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?

Big and Small Numbers in Chemistry

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.

Pinhole Camera

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.

Global Warming

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

How much energy has gone into warming the planet?

Big and Small Numbers in the Living World

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

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

Track Design

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Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?

Big and Small Numbers in Physics

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.

Mystery Procedure

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Can you work out what this procedure is doing?

Vector Walk

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?

Fill Me Up

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?

Alternative Record Book

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.

Robot Camera

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

Guessing the Graph

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?

Perspective Drawing

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Explore the properties of perspective drawing.

Food Chains

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When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?

Speedy Sidney

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Two trains set off at the same time from each end of a single straight railway line. A very fast bee starts off in front of the first train and flies continuously back and forth between the. . . .

Toad in the Hole

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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?

Maths Filler

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Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?

Fill Me up Too

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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?

Chocolate Cake

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If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?

Investigating the Dilution Series

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?

Isometric Drawing

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Explore the properties of isometric drawings.

Designing Table Mats

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.

Perfect Eclipse

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.

Bigger or Smaller?

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

Efficient Packing

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

How efficiently can you pack together disks?

Nutrition and Cycling

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?

More or Less?

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?

Olympic Records

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?

Weekly Challenge 48: Quorum-sensing

Stage: 4 Short Challenge Level:

This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.

Big and Small Numbers in Biology

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

A Question of Scale

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Use your skill and knowledge to place various scientific lengths in order of size. Can you judge the length of objects with sizes ranging from 1 Angstrom to 1 million km with no wrong attempts?

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?

Approximately Certain

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

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

Carbon Footprints

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

Immersion

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?

Logic, Truth Tables and Switching Circuits Challenge

Stage: 3, 4 and 5

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. . . .

Back Fitter

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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?

Truth Tables and Electronic Circuits

Stage: 3, 4 and 5

Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.

Speed-time Problems at the Olympics

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?

Biology Measurement Challenge

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.

Air Nets

Stage: 2, 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.

Olympic Measures

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These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?