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Triathlon and Fitness

Age 11 to 14
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The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?

Pinhole Camera

Age 11 to 14
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Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.

Mixing Lemonade

Age 11 to 14
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Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?

Investigating the Dilution Series

Age 14 to 16
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Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?

Efficient Packing

Age 14 to 16
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How efficiently can you pack together disks?

How Do You React?

Age 14 to 16
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To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...

Air Nets

Age 7 to 18
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Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.

Speedy Sidney

Age 11 to 14
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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. . . .

Approximately Certain

Age 14 to 18
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Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size

What's That Graph?

Age 14 to 18
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Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?

Global Warming

Age 14 to 16
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How much energy has gone into warming the planet?

Constantly Changing

Age 14 to 16
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Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.

Guessing the Graph

Age 14 to 16
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Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?

Vector Walk

Age 14 to 18
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Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?

Witch's Hat

Age 11 to 16
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What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?

Stadium Sightline

Age 14 to 18
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How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?

Construct the Solar System

Age 14 to 18
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Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.

Back Fitter

Age 14 to 18
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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?

Nutrition and Cycling

Age 14 to 16
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Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?

Choose Your Units

Age 14 to 16
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Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?

Truth Tables and Electronic Circuits

Age 11 to 18

Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.

Bigger or Smaller?

Age 14 to 16
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When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?

Temperature

Age 11 to 14
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Is there a temperature at which Celsius and Fahrenheit readings are the same?

Big and Small Numbers in the Living World

Age 11 to 16
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Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.

Toad in the Hole

Age 11 to 14
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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?

Big and Small Numbers in Chemistry

Age 14 to 16
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Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.

Track Design

Age 14 to 16
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Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?

Make Your Own Pencil Case

Age 11 to 14
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What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?

Alternative Record Book

Age 14 to 18
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In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.

Designing Table Mats

Age 11 to 16
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Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.

Investigating Epidemics

Age 11 to 16
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Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.

Food Chains

Age 11 to 14
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When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?

Elastic Maths

Age 14 to 18

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.

Maths Filler

Age 11 to 14
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Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?

Speed-time Problems at the Olympics

Age 14 to 16
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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?

Fill Me Up

Age 11 to 14
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Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?

Does This Sound about Right?

Age 11 to 14
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Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?

Maths Filler 2

Age 14 to 16
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Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?

Electric Kettle

Age 14 to 16
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Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature

Biology Measurement Challenge

Age 14 to 16
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Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.

Far Horizon

Age 14 to 16
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An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?

Olympic Measures

Age 11 to 14
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These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?

Big and Small Numbers in Biology

Age 14 to 16
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Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.

More or Less?

Age 14 to 16
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Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?

Big and Small Numbers in the Physical World

Age 14 to 16
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Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.

Counting Dolphins

Age 14 to 16
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How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?

A Question of Scale

Age 14 to 16
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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?

Gym Bag

Age 11 to 16
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Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?

Perfect Eclipse

Age 14 to 16
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Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.

Place Your Orders

Age 11 to 14
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Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?