An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
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?
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?
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
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?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
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. . . .
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
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. . . .
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?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
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.
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?