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.
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?
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?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
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.
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
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?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
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?
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
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 design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Use your skill and judgement to match the sets of random data.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
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?
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?