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