How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
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.
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
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.
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
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.
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. . . .
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
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?
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
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 would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
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?
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?
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?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?