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?

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

Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?

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

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

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

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

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. . . .

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

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?

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.

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

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

Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?

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...

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

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.

Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?

How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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?

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

Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature

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

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?

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?

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

Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.