Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
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. . . .
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?
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
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?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
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?
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?
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?
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Is there a temperature at which Celsius and Fahrenheit readings are the same?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.
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?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
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?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?