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

Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?

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?

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

How does the half-life of a drug affect the build up of medication in the body over time?

Investigate the effects of the half-lifes of the isotopes of cobalt on the mass of a mystery lump of the element.

Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.

How fast would you have to throw a ball upwards so that it would never land?

Can you work out the natural time scale for the universe?

See how the motion of the simple pendulum is not-so-simple after all.

Problems which make you think about the kinetic ideas underlying the ideal gas laws.

Explore the Lorentz force law for charges moving in different ways.

Look at the units in the expression for the energy levels of the electrons in a hydrogen atom according to the Bohr model.

Look at the calculus behind the simple act of a car going over a step.

An introduction to a useful tool to check the validity of an equation.

A look at the fluid mechanics questions that are raised by the Stonehenge 'bluestones'.

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

Have you got the Mach knack? Discover the mathematics behind exceeding the sound barrier.

Dip your toe into the world of quantum mechanics by looking at the Schrodinger equation for hydrogen atoms

This is the area of the advanced stemNRICH site devoted to the core applied mathematics underlying the sciences.

Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.

A look at different crystal lattice structures, and how they relate to structural properties

Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?

Explore the rates of growth of the sorts of simple polynomials often used in mathematical modelling.

Explore the power of aeroplanes, spaceships and horses.

Things are roughened up and friction is now added to the approximate simple pendulum

Can you arrange a set of charged particles so that none of them start to move when released from rest?

An article demonstrating mathematically how various physical modelling assumptions affect the solution to the seemingly simple problem of the projectile.

Where will the spaceman go when he falls through these strange planetary systems?

Investigate why the Lennard-Jones potential gives a good approximate explanation for the behaviour of atoms at close ranges

A look at a fluid mechanics technique called the Steady Flow Momentum Equation.

Explore the energy of this incredibly energetic particle which struck Earth on October 15th 1991

Explore how can changing the axes for a plot of an equation can lead to different shaped graphs emerging

What is an AC voltage? How much power does an AC power source supply?

Show that even a very powerful spaceship would eventually run out of overtaking power

Can you match up the entries from this table of units?

How high will a ball taking a million seconds to fall travel?

Follow in the steps of Newton and find the path that the earth follows around the sun.

Work in groups to try to create the best approximations to these physical quantities.

PhysNRICH is the area of the StemNRICH site devoted to the mathematics underlying the study of physics

A think about the physics of a motorbike riding upside down

A ball whooshes down a slide and hits another ball which flies off the slide horizontally as a projectile. How far does it go?

Ever wondered what it would be like to vaporise a diamond? Find out inside...

Gravity on the Moon is about 1/6th that on the Earth. A pole-vaulter 2 metres tall can clear a 5 metres pole on the Earth. How high a pole could he clear on the Moon?

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Some explanations of basic terms and some phenomena discovered by ancient astronomers

In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.