Explore the distribution of molecular masses for various hydrocarbons

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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.

Investigate the molecular masses in this sequence of molecules and deduce which molecule has been analysed in the mass spectrometer.

Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.

Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.

PhysNRICH is the area of the StemNRICH site devoted to the mathematics underlying the study of physics

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

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

Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?

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

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?

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

Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?

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

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

Making a scale model of the solar system

Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature

To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...

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

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

Design and test a paper helicopter. What is the best design?

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