Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
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. . . .
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
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?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
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?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
Is there a temperature at which Celsius and Fahrenheit readings are the same?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
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.
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
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?
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
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?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
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?
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
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 rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?