How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
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?
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
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.
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
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?
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
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?
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?
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
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 which drink has the stronger flavour?
Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?