Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
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?
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.
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
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?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
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.
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
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?
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
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. . . .
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
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?
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. . . .
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
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.
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out
what the graphs of the water level should look like?
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.
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.
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
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?