A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
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?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
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.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
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?
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.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
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. . . .
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.
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
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 calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
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. . . .
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
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.
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
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.