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.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
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.
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
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...
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
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?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
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?
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. . . .
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
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?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
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.
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?