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?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
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 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.
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
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?
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.
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Use your skill and judgement to match the sets of random data.
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. . . .
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
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?
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?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
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?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
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. . . .
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?