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Big and Small Numbers in Biology

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

More or Less?

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?

Biology Measurement Challenge

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Counting Dolphins

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?

Big and Small Numbers in the Living World

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Weekly Challenge 48: Quorum-sensing

Age 14 to 16 Short Challenge Level:

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

Back Fitter

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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?

Food Chains

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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

Global Warming

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

How much energy has gone into warming the planet?

Genetics

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.

Perspective Drawing

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

Explore the properties of perspective drawing.

Approximately Certain

Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

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

Big and Small Numbers in Chemistry

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.

Fill Me Up

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?

Big and Small Numbers in the Physical World

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

How Do You React?

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Does This Sound about Right?

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?

Fill Me up Too

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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?

Investigating Epidemics

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Investigating the Dilution Series

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?

Designing Table Mats

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?

Far Horizon

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Guessing the Graph

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Constantly Changing

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Robot Camera

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Big and Small Numbers in Physics

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.

A Question of Scale

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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?

Electric Kettle

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature

Chocolate Cake

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?

Mystery Procedure

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Can you work out what this procedure is doing?

What's That Graph?

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?

Efficient Packing

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

How efficiently can you pack together disks?

Speed-time Problems at the Olympics

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Scientific Measurement

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Toad in the Hole

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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?

Pinhole Camera

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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

Construct the Solar System

Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

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

Carbon Footprints

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Witch's Hat

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?

Gym Bag

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Perfect Eclipse

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Make Your Own Pencil Case

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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

Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

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

Oblique Projection

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Explore the properties of oblique projection.

Troublesome Triangles

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

Many natural systems appear to be in equilibrium until suddenly a critical point is reached, setting up a mudslide or an avalanche or an earthquake. In this project, students will use a simple. . . .

Temperature

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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?