Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
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?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in
different containers as they are filled?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
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.
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
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?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out
what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
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?
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
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?
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
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. . . .