Nature by Numbers

Duration 1.5h

Why are there no mice in the arctic, what is the surface area of a human and could we capture enough energy by photosynthesis to meet our own body’s energy needs? Not all questions fit neatly into the curriculum, and thinking scientifically often means joining up ideas across disciplines in creative ways. In this workshop, students take an entertaining and illuminating journey through energy, adaptation and evolution, to discover how applying key principles in physics and mathematics can help explain what we observe in biology.


KS2 / KS3 / KS4