When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
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. . . .
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
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.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
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?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
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 relationship between resistance and temperature
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
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 a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
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...
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
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?
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?
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
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?
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?