Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
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?
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
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?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
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 biological contexts.
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?