Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
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?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
10 graphs of experimental data are given. Can you use a spreadsheet to find algebraic graphs which match them closely, and thus discover the formulae most likely to govern the underlying processes?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
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. . . .
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
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.
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
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.
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
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?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
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.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
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 you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?