Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
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?
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.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
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. . . .
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.
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?
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
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?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.
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?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
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.
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
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?
Use your skill and judgement to match the sets of random data.