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Mystery Procedure

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Can you work out what this procedure is doing?

Designing Table Mats

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

Gym Bag

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

Perspective Drawing

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Explore the properties of perspective drawing.

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

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?

David and Goliath

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Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?

Speed-time Problems at the Olympics

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?

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?

Robot Camera

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

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.

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?

Food Chains

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

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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?

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?

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.

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?

Isometric Drawing

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Explore the properties of isometric drawings.

Vector Walk

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Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?

Back Fitter

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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?

Carbon Footprints

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

Investigating the Dilution Series

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Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?

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.

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

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. . . .

Investigating Epidemics

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

Pinhole Camera

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

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?

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.

More or Less?

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Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?

Big and Small Numbers in Biology

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

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.

Triathlon and Fitness

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

Counting Dolphins

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How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?

Far Horizon

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

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?

Weekly Challenge 48: Quorum-sensing

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

Global Warming

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How much energy has gone into warming the planet?

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?

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.

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Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?

Efficient Packing

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How efficiently can you pack together disks?

Electric Kettle

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Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature

Bigger or Smaller?

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

Scientific Measurement

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

Olympic Records

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

Biology Measurement Challenge

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

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?

Maths Filler 2

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Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?

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. . . .