Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
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. . . .
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.
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 work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
Is there a temperature at which Celsius and Fahrenheit readings are the same?
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
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?
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?
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?
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.
Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.