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?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
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?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
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 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?
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 calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
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?
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.
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?
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
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.
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Is there a temperature at which Celsius and Fahrenheit readings are the same?
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
Use your skill and judgement to match the sets of random data.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?