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.
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
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?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
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?
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
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?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?
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?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
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?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.