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?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
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.
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
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.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
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. . . .
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?
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?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the
water level rise in each case?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
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?
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Water freezes at 0°Celsius (32°Fahrenheit) and boils at 100°C (212°Fahrenheit). Is there a temperature at which Celsius and Fahrenheit readings are the same?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
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
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
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?