Age range: 14-16
Duration: 0 - 29 mins
  • Maths

Wind turbine revolutions

Solve problems on wind turbines using equations and systematic listing

A wind turbine is a device that converts the wind's kinetic energy into electrical power. Groups of large turbines, known as wind farms, are becoming an increasingly important source of intermittent renewable energy and are used by many countries as part of a strategy to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels.

Activity info, teachers' notes and curriculum links

An engaging starter activity in which students will use the given formula to make calculations relating to energy generation via wind turbines.

The activity sheet includes teacher notes, guidance, useful web links, and links (where appropriate) to the national curriculum in each of the four devolved UK nations; England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

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Wind turbine revolutions activity description, teachers' notes and curriculum links

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