Resources tagged with: STEM - living world

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Food Web

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Is this eco-system sustainable?

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?

Big and Small Numbers in the Living World

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

How Do You React?

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Food Chains

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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

Robot Camera

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Big and Small Numbers in Biology

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Biology Measurement Challenge

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Approximately Certain

Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

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

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?

Counting Dolphins

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?

Bigger or Smaller?

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Time to Evolve

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Bionrich

Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

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. . . .

More or Less?

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?

Investigating the Dilution Series

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?

Investigating Epidemics

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

The Genes of Gilgamesh

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Terrariums

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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

A Question of Scale

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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?

Alternative Record Book

Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

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

Natural Shapes

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

How does shape relate to function in the natural world?

Genetics

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

A problem about genetics and the transmission of disease.

Maths Is Everywhere!

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Speed-time Problems at the Olympics

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Bio Graphs

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

What biological growth processes can you fit to these graphs?

Reaction Timer

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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

Bird Watch

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

Do you know which birds are regular visitors where you live?

Flower Power

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Like Father Like Son

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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