Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.

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?

Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?

Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.

Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.

Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.

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?

Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.

Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size

Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?

Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?

Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?

To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...

Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?

How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?

Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature

Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.

In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.

Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.

This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.

Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?

Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?

Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?

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.

Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.

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?

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?

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 Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?

Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?

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.

What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?

How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?

If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?

Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.

Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?

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?

Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.

The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?