Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
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. . . .
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
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?
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?
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Is there a temperature at which Celsius and Fahrenheit readings are the same?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
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?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.