Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
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.
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
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?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
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?
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.
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
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. . . .
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?
Use your skill and judgement to match the sets of random data.
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?
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?