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Build a Rocket Car

In this activity, from BLOODHOUND SSC, students build a model rocket car and explore the effect of drag on its performance. Maths, science and technology departments could all be involved. The design and build could be followed by timing and analysis experiments. Model rocket motors are the ideal way to propel model...
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Static Testing of a Model Rocket

This investigation, from BLOODHOUND SSC, uses a datalogger and force sensor to measure the thrust of a model rocket engine. The results can be analysed to predict the acceleration and speed of a model vehicle. The resource includes detailed instructions on how to conduct the experiment, including health and safety...
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Black Hole Mathematics

This series of activities from NASA take a mathematical approach to looking at black holes. They are intended as supplementary problems for students looking for additional challenges in the maths and physical science post-16 curriculum. Problems consist of a student page and an answer sheet. Students need to be...
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Balloon Powered Car

An interactive activity from BLOODHOUND SCC in which students build their own balloon-powered car and then explore ways to make it go faster and further. Building a balloon-powered rocket car provides opportunities for investigation, team work and developing design skills. As well as focusing on science and technology...
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Co-primes

In this Nuffield investigation these resources from AMP, co-funded by the Clothworkers and Nuffield Foundation, students investigate how many positive integers are less than and co-prime to any given positive integer. This activity requires some confidence with the co-prime property, division and divisibility tests....
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Average Limits

In this Nuffield investigation students explore limiting values of an iterative process, using arithmetic, algebra or spreadsheets. Students can move from identifying patterns to forming, verifying and proving conjectures.The key processes developed in this activity include:*Representing - moving from generation of a...
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2010 to date

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Fire Hydrants

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Golden Mazes

In this Nuffield resource rooms in a rectangular maze of rooms have bags with a varying number of gold coins. Students explore the effect of the route on the number of gold coins that can be collected.The key processes involved in the activities are:*Representing - identifying the mathematics involved in the task and...
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Hide the Spies

This Nuffield activity is set in the context of a park. Students determine where spies should sit in the park that has a square grid of benches, interspersed by bushes, so that they cannot see each other. Students also investigate how many different arrangements of spies are possible.The key processes involved in this...
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Paper Sizes

In this Nuffield investigation students study paper sizes in the A and B international series, exploring relationships within each series and between the series.The key processes are:*Representing - identifying the mathematics involved in the task and developing appropriate representations.*Analysing - working...
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2010 to date

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