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
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
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?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
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?
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
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?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
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. . . .
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
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 units would you choose best to fit these situations?
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
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?
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
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.
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
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?