Revise GCSE Physics


    P2b Generating Electricity

  1. What are the advantages of generating electricity using wind turbines?
  2. What are the disadvantages of generating electricity using wind turbines?
  3. What are the main stages in producing electricity and delivering it to your home?
  4. What are turbines and how do turbines work?
  5. What are generators and how do generators work?
  6. What is the national grid?
  7. What is the main difference between nuclear power stations and fossil fuel burning power stations?
  8. Describe the main stages in the production and distribution of electricity.
  9. Approximately how efficient are conventional power stations?
  10. How do you work out the efficiency of a power station?
  11. What is the dynamo effect?
  12. What is the difference between DC and AC electricity?
  13. Draw a voltage vs time graph for DC and AC electricity
  14. How does an AC generator works?
  15. How can the dynamo effect be increased to give more electric current?
  16. Describe and interpret AC using a voltage-time graph.
  17. Describe how simple AC generators work:
  18. Describe how electricity is generated at a conventional power station: