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

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

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Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?

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

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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?

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Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size

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When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?

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

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How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?

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Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?

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Can you work out the parentage of the ancient hero Gilgamesh?

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Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?

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

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

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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. . . .

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

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

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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...

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

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

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

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

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What is the chance I will have a son who looks like me?