Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
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.
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.
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
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?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
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?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
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.
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
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?
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
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. . . .
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?
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.
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. . . .
Water freezes at 0°Celsius (32°Fahrenheit) and boils at 100°C (212°Fahrenheit). Is there a temperature at which Celsius and Fahrenheit readings are the same?