Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
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?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
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. . . .
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
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?
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?
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
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?
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
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?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by 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?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
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.
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
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.
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
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.
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?