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Constantly Changing

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Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.

Big and Small Numbers in Physics

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Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.

Big and Small Numbers in the Physical World

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Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.

Global Warming

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How much energy has gone into warming the planet?

Big and Small Numbers in Chemistry

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Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.

Construct the Solar System

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.

Big and Small Numbers in the Living World

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Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.

Guessing the Graph

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Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?

Track Design

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Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?

Approximately Certain

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size

Mystery Procedure

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Can you work out what this procedure is doing?

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?

Pinhole Camera

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Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.

A Question of Scale

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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?

Perfect Eclipse

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Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.

Electric Kettle

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Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature

Bigger or Smaller?

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When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?

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Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?

Robot Camera

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Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?

Fill Me Up

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Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?

Vector Walk

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Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?

Isometric Drawing

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Explore the properties of isometric drawings.

Big and Small Numbers in Biology

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Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.

Investigating the Dilution Series

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Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?

Weekly Challenge 48: Quorum-sensing

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This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.

Designing Table Mats

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Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.

Alternative Record Book

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In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.

Chocolate Cake

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If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?

How Do You React?

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To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...

Fill Me up Too

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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?

Olympic Records

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Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?

Nutrition and Cycling

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Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?

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Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?

Counting Dolphins

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How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?

Speedy Sidney

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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. . . .

Food Chains

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When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?

Perspective Drawing

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Explore the properties of perspective drawing.

Carbon Footprints

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Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?

Back Fitter

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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?

More or Less?

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Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?

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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?

Efficient Packing

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How efficiently can you pack together disks?

Elastic Maths

Stage: 4 and 5

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.

Maths Filler

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Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?

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How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?

Witch's Hat

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What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?

Investigating Epidemics

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Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.

Epidemic Modelling

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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.

Immersion

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Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?

What's That Graph?

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Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?