Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
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?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
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.
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?
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. . . .
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
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?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
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?
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
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.
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
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. . . .
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?
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.