Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.
Two trains set off at the same time from each end of a single straight railway line. A very fast bee starts off in front of the first train and flies continuously back and forth between the. . . .
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
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.
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
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?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Is there a temperature at which Celsius and Fahrenheit readings are the same?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
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.
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
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?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
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?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.