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.
How much energy has gone into warming the planet?
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.
Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size
Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?
Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.
Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.
Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.
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.
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
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.
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.
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?
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. . . .
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?
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 processes are represented by the graphs?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
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 shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
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?
Is there a temperature at which Celsius and Fahrenheit readings are the same?
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
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?