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