Is there a temperature at which Celsius and Fahrenheit readings are the same?
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.
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
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. . . .
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
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?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
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?
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?
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.
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
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. . . .
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
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?
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?