Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
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?
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
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. . . .
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
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 shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
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.
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?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
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 work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
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?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
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?