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 physical contexts.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
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.
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.
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?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
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?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
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. . . .
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
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?
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.
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Use your skill and judgement to match the sets of random data.
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...