Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
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?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
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. . . .
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
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?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
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?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
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?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
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?
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?