Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
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?
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
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?
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
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 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.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
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 dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
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?
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.