How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
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.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
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. . . .
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
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?
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills
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?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
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?
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
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. . . .
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
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?
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?