Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
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.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
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?
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
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?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
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. . . .
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?
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
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 physical contexts.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
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.
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. . . .
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.
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.