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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.

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Global Warming

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

How much energy has gone into warming the planet?

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Biology Measurement Challenge

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

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Counting Dolphins

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?

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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.

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Weekly Challenge 48: Quorum-sensing

Age 14 to 16 Short Challenge Level:

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

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Choose Your Units

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?

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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.

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Big and Small Numbers in Chemistry

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.

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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.

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More or Less?

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?

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Approximately Certain

Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

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

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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?

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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?

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Investigating the Dilution Series

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?

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Big and Small Numbers in Physics

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.

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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?

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Perspective Drawing

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

Explore the properties of perspective drawing.

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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?

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Food Chains

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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

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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?

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Does This Sound about Right?

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?

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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...

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Genetics

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.

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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.

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Designing Table Mats

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

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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?

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Investigating Epidemics

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

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Electric Kettle

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature

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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.

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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?

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Mystery Procedure

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Can you work out what this procedure is doing?

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Perfect Eclipse

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

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Efficient Packing

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

How efficiently can you pack together disks?

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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?

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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?

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What's That Graph?

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

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Stadium Sightline

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?

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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?

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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.

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Mixing Lemonade

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?

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Carbon Footprints

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

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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?

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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. . . .

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Oblique Projection

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Explore the properties of oblique projection.

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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?

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Gym Bag

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

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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?

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Place Your Orders

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?

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Flip Your Mat!

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

What shape and size of drinks mat is best for flipping and catching?