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