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Appliance science

  • Key Stage 3
  • Topical

Type: Activity
Learning Strategy: Case study
Topic: Home appliances

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 of deciding how to cut their personal electricity consumption – do they go for a shorter shower or banish blow-dries?

The Appliance science activity comes from ENGAGE, the EU-wide project from the upd8 team.
Visit the ENGAGE website to download the materials.

Published: 16th December 2014
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