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 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.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
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 would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
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?
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?
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
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.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
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?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Use your skill and judgement to match the sets of random data.
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
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?
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Water freezes at 0°Celsius (32°Fahrenheit) and boils at 100°C (212°Fahrenheit). Is there a temperature at which Celsius and Fahrenheit readings are the same?
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.