What is the chance I will have a son who looks like me?
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
How many generations would link an evolutionist to a very distant ancestor?
Is this eco-system sustainable?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
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 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?
Do you know which birds are regular visitors where you live?
Build a mini eco-system, and collect and interpret data on how well the plants grow under different conditions.
bioNRICH is the area of the stemNRICH site devoted to the mathematics underlying the study of the biological sciences, designed to help develop the mathematics required to get the most from your. . . .
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Can you work out the parentage of the ancient hero Gilgamesh?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
How does shape relate to function in the natural world?
Maths is everywhere in the world! Take a look at these images. What mathematics can you see?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
This problem offers you two ways to test reactions - use them to investigate your ideas about speeds of reaction.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
Create a symmetrical fabric design based on a flower motif - and realise it in Logo.
What biological growth processes can you fit to these graphs?
Practise your skills of proportional reasoning with this interactive haemocytometer.