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.
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
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 much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
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?
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
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?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
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.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
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?
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
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?
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?