Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
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?
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
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. . . .
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
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 dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
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?
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
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?
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.