Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
Use your skill and judgement to match the sets of random data.
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
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?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
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?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
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?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
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?
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
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. . . .
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?
The design technology curriculum requires students to be able to represent 3-dimensional objects on paper. This article introduces some of the mathematical ideas which underlie such methods.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.