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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.

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.

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.

Counting Dolphins

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

Does This Sound about Right?

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

Food Chains

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

More or Less?

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

Global Warming

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

Big and Small Numbers in Physics

Age 14 to 16
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Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.

Big and Small Numbers in Chemistry

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

Biology Measurement Challenge

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

Bigger or Smaller?

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

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

Choose Your Units

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

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.

Electric Kettle

Age 14 to 16
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Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature

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?

Chocolate Cake

Age 11 to 14
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If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?

Fill Me up Too

Age 14 to 16
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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?

Robot Camera

Age 14 to 16
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Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?

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?

Genetics

Age 14 to 16
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A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.

Perfect Eclipse

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

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.

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...

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.

Mystery Procedure

Age 14 to 16
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Can you work out what this procedure is doing?

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?

3D Drawing

Age 11 to 16

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.

Carbon Footprints

Age 14 to 16
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Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?

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?

Immersion

Age 14 to 16
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Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?

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 the Dilution Series

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

Isometric Drawing

Age 11 to 14
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Explore the properties of isometric drawings.

Perspective Drawing

Age 11 to 16
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Explore the properties of perspective drawing.

Olympic Measures

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

Mixing Lemonade

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

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.

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?

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?

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?

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. . . .

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?

What's That Graph?

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

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?

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?

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?

Olympic Records

Age 11 to 14
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Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?

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?