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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?

Maths and Climate Change: the Melting Arctic

Age 14 to 18

Sea ice covers around 7% of the surface of our planet. This article explores how researchers use mathematical models to study the changes taking place in the polar seas and how these might affect the. . . .

Electric Kettle

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature

Avalanche!

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

Investigate how avalanches occur and how they can be controlled

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 Chemistry

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.

Maths Is Everywhere!

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

Maths is everywhere in the world! Take a look at these images. What mathematics can you see?

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.

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?

Molecular Sequencer

Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

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

Heavy Hydrocarbons

Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

Explore the distribution of molecular masses for various hydrocarbons

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.

Carbon Footprints

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Big and Small Numbers in Physics

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.

Global Warming

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

How much energy has gone into warming the planet?