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Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?

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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?

Carbon Footprints

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

Designing Table Mats

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

Robot Camera

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

Chocolate Cake

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If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?

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Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?

Track Design

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Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?

Investigating the Dilution Series

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Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?

Nutrition and Cycling

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

Isometric Drawing

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Explore the properties of isometric drawings.

Pinhole Camera

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Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.

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

Perspective Drawing

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Explore the properties of perspective drawing.

Mystery Procedure

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Can you work out what this procedure is doing?

Constantly Changing

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

Fill Me Up

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

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How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?

Witch's Hat

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What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?

Gym Bag

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

Big and Small Numbers in the Living World

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

Big and Small Numbers in Chemistry

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Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.

Guessing the Graph

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

Epidemic Modelling

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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.

Construct the Solar System

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Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.

Speedy Sidney

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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. . . .

Electric Kettle

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Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature

Approximately Certain

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

Scientific Measurement

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Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.

Air Nets

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

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Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?

Big and Small Numbers in the Physical World

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

More or Less?

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Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?

Bigger or Smaller?

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

Triathlon and Fitness

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

A Question of Scale

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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?

Big and Small Numbers in Physics

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Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.

Temperature

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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?

Food Chains

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

Global Warming

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How much energy has gone into warming the planet?

Fill Me up Too

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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?

Truth Tables and Electronic Circuits

Stage: 3, 4 and 5

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

Maths Filler

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

Investigating Epidemics

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

Logic, Truth Tables and Switching Circuits Challenge

Stage: 3, 4 and 5

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. . . .

Elastic Maths

Stage: 4 and 5

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.

Perfect Eclipse

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Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.

Olympic Records

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

Efficient Packing

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How efficiently can you pack together disks?

Counting Dolphins

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How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?