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### How Do You React?

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...

### Food Chains

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?

### Bigger or Smaller?

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?

### Approximately Certain

##### Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size

### Big and Small Numbers in Biology

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.

### More or Less?

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?

### Biology Measurement Challenge

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.

### A Question of Scale

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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?

### Counting Dolphins

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?

### Guessing the Graph

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?

### Big and Small Numbers in the Living World

##### Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.

### Global Warming

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

How much energy has gone into warming the planet?

### Big and Small Numbers in Chemistry

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.

### Investigating Epidemics

##### Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.

### Does This Sound about Right?

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?

### Truth Tables and Electronic Circuits

##### Age 11 to 18

Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.

### Logic, Truth Tables and Switching Circuits Challenge

##### Age 11 to 18

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. . . .

### Far Horizon

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?

### Investigating the Dilution Series

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?

### Fill Me Up

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?

### Speed-time Problems at the Olympics

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?

### Genetics

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.

### Robot Camera

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?

### Make Your Own Pencil Case

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?

### Elastic Maths

##### Age 14 to 18

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.

### Isometric Drawing

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Explore the properties of isometric drawings.

### Air Nets

##### Age 7 to 18 Challenge Level:

Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.

### Vector Walk

##### Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?

### Alternative Record Book

##### Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.

### Designing Table Mats

##### Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.

### Epidemic Modelling

##### Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

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.

### Constantly Changing

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.

### Olympic Records

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?

### Speedy Sidney

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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. . . .

### Big and Small Numbers in the Physical World

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.

### Triathlon and Fitness

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?

### Efficient Packing

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

How efficiently can you pack together disks?

### Electric Kettle

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature

### Weekly Challenge 48: Quorum-sensing

##### Age 14 to 16 Short Challenge Level:

This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.

### Carbon Footprints

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?

### Perspective Drawing

##### Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

Explore the properties of perspective drawing.

### Back Fitter

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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?

### Big and Small Numbers in Physics

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.

### Temperature

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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?

### Nutrition and Cycling

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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?

### Olympic Measures

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?

### Gym Bag

##### Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?

### Maths Filler

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?