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