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. . . .
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
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?
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
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?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
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?
Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.
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.
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
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?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
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 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.
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?