Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in
different containers as they are filled?
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?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
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. . . .
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
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?
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
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.
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
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?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out
what the graphs of the water level should look like?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
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. . . .
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.
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the
water level rise in each case?
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.