Resources tagged with: STEM - living world

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How Do You React?

Age 14 to 16
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To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...

Time to Evolve

Age 14 to 16
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How many generations would link an evolutionist to a very distant ancestor?

Speed-time Problems at the Olympics

Age 14 to 16
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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?

Natural Shapes

Age 14 to 16
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How does shape relate to function in the natural world?

Choose Your Units

Age 14 to 16
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Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?

A Question of Scale

Age 14 to 16
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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?

Approximately Certain

Age 14 to 18
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Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size

Alternative Record Book

Age 14 to 18
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In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.

The Genes of Gilgamesh

Age 14 to 16
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Can you work out the parentage of the ancient hero Gilgamesh?

Biology Measurement Challenge

Age 14 to 16
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Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.

Big and Small Numbers in the Living World

Age 11 to 16
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Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.

Does This Sound about Right?

Age 11 to 14
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Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?

Bigger or Smaller?

Age 14 to 16
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When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?

More or Less?

Age 14 to 16
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Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?

Big and Small Numbers in Biology

Age 14 to 16
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Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.

Genetics

Age 14 to 16
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A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.

Maths Is Everywhere!

Age 11 to 16
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Maths is everywhere in the world! Take a look at these images. What mathematics can you see?

Investigating the Dilution Series

Age 14 to 16
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Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?

Counting Dolphins

Age 14 to 16
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How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?

Food Chains

Age 11 to 14
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When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?

Food Web

Age 11 to 14
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Is this eco-system sustainable?

Investigating Epidemics

Age 11 to 16
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Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.

Bionrich

Age 14 to 18
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bioNRICH is the area of the stemNRICH site devoted to the mathematics underlying the study of the biological sciences, designed to help develop the mathematics required to get the most from your. . . .

Terrariums

Age 11 to 14
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Build a mini eco-system, and collect and interpret data on how well the plants grow under different conditions.

Robot Camera

Age 14 to 16
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Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?

Bird Watch

Age 7 to 14
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Do you know which birds are regular visitors where you live?

Reaction Timer

Age 11 to 14
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This problem offers you two ways to test reactions - use them to investigate your ideas about speeds of reaction.

Bio Graphs

Age 14 to 16
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What biological growth processes can you fit to these graphs?

Flower Power

Age 11 to 16
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Create a symmetrical fabric design based on a flower motif - and realise it in Logo.

Like Father Like Son

Age 14 to 16
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What is the chance I will have a son who looks like me?