Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
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?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
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. . . .
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out
what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in
different containers as they are filled?
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
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. . . .
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
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?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
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?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
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.
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
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?
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
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.
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?