Can you place these quantities in order from smallest to largest?
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?
Use the computer to model an epidemic. Try out public health policies to control the spread of the epidemic, to minimise the number of sick days and deaths.
Moiré patterns are intriguing interference patterns. Create your own beautiful examples using LOGO!
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. . . .
Details of our activities deigned for STEM clubs.
Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?
Can you drive a pointer using LOGO to create a simple version of the Olympic Rings logo?
Design and test a paper helicopter. What is the best design?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Maths is everywhere in the world! Take a look at these images. What mathematics can you see?
An introduction to bond angle geometry.
Can you order pictures of the development of a frog from frogspawn and of a bean seed growing into a plant?
10 intriguing starters related to the mechanics of sport.
At what angle should you release the shot to break Olympic records?
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
See how the weight of weights varies across the globe.
See how little g and your weight varies around the world. Did this variation help Bob Beamon to long-jumping succes in 1968?
Consider the mechanics of pole vaulting
Under which circumstances would you choose to play to 10 points in a game of squash which is currently tied at 8-all?
Can you rank these quantities in order? You may need to find out extra information or perform some experiments to justify your rankings.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
There has been a murder on the Stevenson estate. Use your analytical chemistry skills to assess the crime scene and identify the cause of death...
STEM students at university often encounter mathematical difficulties. This articles highlights the various content problems and the 7 key process problems encountered by STEM students.
This article for students gives some instructions about how to make some different braids.
The third installment in our series on the shape of astronomical systems, this article explores galaxies and the universe beyond our solar system.
The second in a series of articles on visualising and modelling shapes in the history of astronomy.
This article explores ths history of theories about the shape of our planet. It is the first in a series of articles looking at the significance of geometric shapes in the history of astronomy.
More Logo for beginners. Now learn more about the REPEAT command.
Can you puzzle out what sequences these Logo programs will give? Then write your own Logo programs to generate sequences.
This part introduces the use of Logo for number work. Learn how to use Logo to generate sequences of numbers.
Write a Logo program, putting in variables, and see the effect when you change the variables.
Learn about Pen Up and Pen Down in Logo
Turn through bigger angles and draw stars with Logo.
More Logo for beginners. Learn to calculate exterior angles and draw regular polygons using procedures and variables.
Learn to write procedures and build them into Logo programs. Learn to use variables.
Learn how to draw circles using Logo. Wait a minute! Are they really circles? If not what are they?
This is the second in a twelve part introduction to Logo for beginners. In this part you learn to draw polygons.
Mathematics has allowed us now to measure lots of things about eclipses and so calculate exactly when they will happen, where they can be seen from, and what they will look like.
Mathematics has always been a powerful tool for studying, measuring and calculating the movements of the planets, and this article gives several examples.
What happens when a procedure calls itself?
A Short introduction to using Logo. This is the first in a twelve part series.