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

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

How many generations would link an evolutionist to a very distant ancestor?

Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?

Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.

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

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

Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.

Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.

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

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

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

Explore the distribution of molecular masses for various hydrocarbons

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