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