Category Archives: Energy

Appliance science

The EU has recently imposed limits on the power ratings of vacuum cleaners, and further limits on other appliances could soon be in place. In this activity students consider a further (fictional) future restriction, on home electricity use. Students calculate the energy transferred daily by the appliances they use. They are then set the challenge […]

Solar Roadways

Revolutionary roads which stay snow-free, claim developers. A click of a switch they can transform the road into a car park or even sports pitches.┬áIn this activity students consider whether solar roadways are worth funding. They critique claims using reasoning and evidence, and apply what they know about generating electricity in solar cells, to make […]