Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Use your skill and judgement to match the sets of random data.
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?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
How do you write a computer program that creates the illusion of stretching elastic bands between pegs of a Geoboard? The answer contains some surprising mathematics.
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?
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Is there a temperature at which Celsius and Fahrenheit readings are the same?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?
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?