Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
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?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate 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?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
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?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
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.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
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.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
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?
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?
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. . . .
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?
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 work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
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.