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.
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?
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?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
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?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
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.
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?
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.
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
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. . . .
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Use your skill and judgement to match the sets of random data.
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
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 what this procedure is doing?
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?
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?
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.