Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the
water level rise in each case?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
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 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.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
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.
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
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?
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?
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 biological contexts.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical 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?
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
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?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
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?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills
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.
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.