This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
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?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
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.
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
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.
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?
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?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
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?
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
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 deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
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. . . .
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?
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?
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?
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.
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?