Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
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.
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
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?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
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. . . .
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?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
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?
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.
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
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?
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size