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. . . .
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
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.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
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?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Is there a temperature at which Celsius and Fahrenheit readings are the same?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
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?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
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?
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
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.
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
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?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.