Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
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. . . .
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
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?
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
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.
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
Is there a temperature at which Celsius and Fahrenheit readings are the same?
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
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. . . .
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
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.
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
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?