Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
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?
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
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 you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
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.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
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?
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
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?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
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. . . .
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.
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.