Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
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...
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
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?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
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?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
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?
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
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.
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Is there a temperature at which Celsius and Fahrenheit readings are the same?
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?