Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
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.
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
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
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?
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
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. . . .
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
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 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?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
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?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
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.
Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.