When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
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.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
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?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
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?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
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. . . .
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.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
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.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
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?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
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.
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?