To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
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?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?
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?
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. . . .
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
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?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
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 draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?
Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?