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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. . . .

Triathlon and Fitness

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The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?

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What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?

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?

Speed-time Problems at the Olympics

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?

Isometric Drawing

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Explore the properties of isometric drawings.

Designing Table Mats

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

Global Warming

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How much energy has gone into warming the planet?

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...

Perspective Drawing

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Explore the properties of perspective drawing.

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.

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?

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?

Gym Bag

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Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?

Carbon Footprints

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

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Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?

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?

Food Chains

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

Far Horizon

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An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?

Genetics

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A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.

Pinhole Camera

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

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Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?

Robot Camera

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

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.

Investigating the Dilution Series

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Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?

Logic, Truth Tables and Switching Circuits Challenge

Stage: 3, 4 and 5

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. . . .

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.

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.

Big and Small Numbers in Chemistry

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Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.

Mystery Procedure

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Can you work out what this procedure is doing?

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?

Epidemic Modelling

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

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.

Approximately Certain

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

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

More or Less?

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Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?

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?

Efficient Packing

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How efficiently can you pack together disks?

Olympic Records

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

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.

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.

Electric Kettle

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Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature

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Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?

Olympic Measures

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These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?

Scientific Measurement

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Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.

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?

Maths Filler 2

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Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?

Big and Small Numbers in Physics

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.

Truth Tables and Electronic Circuits

Stage: 3, 4 and 5

Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.

Vector Walk

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