Age range: 11-14
Duration: 60 or more mins
  • Mathematics

Maths behind a heating system

Calculate the lengths of pipe required for an underground heating system

This scheme of work allows students to investigate environmental issues in the context of the design and operation of a new school.

Activity info, teachers' notes and curriculum links

An engaging activity in which students are required to apply their mathematical understanding of formulae and problem solving. They will calculate the lengths of pipes used as part of an underground heating system. This will also include a brief explanation of how a sustainable underfloor heating system operates.

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