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. . . .
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
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?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
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?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
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?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
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?
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. . . .
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.
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
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?
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.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
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 draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?