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52 reviewed resources for primary battery

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Batteries

For Students 9th - 12th
Young scientists study the construction of a battery through experimentation. They engage in five experiments which combine to create a thorough study of the history of batteries beginning with a model of the first battery.
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Battery Basics

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
In a series of activities, high schoolers research and compare batteries of different chemistries (such as nickel-cadmium), measure current and voltage, and use multimeters and math to compute their capacities. In the end, they try to...
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Why are Batteries Harmful to the Environment?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Open this instructional activity by reading together about primary and secondary batteries (such as nickel-cadmium cells), problems they can cause in the environment, and how humans can minimize the damage. Afterward, little ones examine...
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Rechargeable Batteries

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore how rechargeable batteries work by conducting a series of experiments. In this physics activity, students discuss the benefits of using rechargeable batteries over disposable ones. They build their own battery charger...
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Batteries

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
For this battery worksheet, students answer 14 questions about primary cell batteries, secondary cell batteries, and how batteries are charged. They calculate the rates of discharge for given batteries.
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Energy and ATP

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Take charge of your biology class by using this exciting analogy to relate the ATP process with batteries. Pupils use batteries and rubber bands to simulate the phosphate bonds between molecules in the body. They measure the distance in...
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Electrical Battery

For Teachers K - 12th
Learners investigate the different types of batteries and how they work.  For this energy lesson students experiment with batteries and see which ones last the longest.
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Lemon Battery

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students construct their own battery made of lemons. In this electrochemistry lesson plan, students explain why lemons conduct electricity. They perform a series of experiments to investigate its conductivity.
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Urban Change

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders study the implications of urbanization. In this historical perspectives lesson, 8th graders explore photographs and documents available from the Library of Congress about urban development and consider how...
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Electricity and Magnetism at Work

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
I don't get electricity jokes, watts so funny about them? The 13th in a series of presentations covers energy, motors, currents, generating electricity, calculating electrical energy cost, transformers, and batteries.
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Telegraph

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Most pupils don't know what a telegraph is, much less how one works. A secret simulation has scholars pick the size of the primary and secondary loops, the battery voltage, and which letters in the Morse Code they want to transmit. They...
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Aluminum Air Battery: A Redox Reaction

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Learners study the oxidation-reduction reaction.  In this general chemistry lesson students complete a lab activity while working in groups.  Learners record and discuss their data.
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A New Birth of Freedom: Black Soldiers in the Union Army

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students use primary documents to analyze the events surrounding black soldiers joining the Union Army. In this content area reading instructional activity, students view multiple primary documents, analyzing and answering questions...
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The Legacy of Alexander the Great: Great Leader or Power-Hungry Tyrant?

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Alexander the Great leaves behind the legacy of a tyrant as well as of a  hero. Using role plays, readings with graphic organizers, and debate activities, learners consider what Alexander the Great left behind. Once finished, they debate...
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Pearl Harbor: Two Points of View

For Students 4th - 6th
Revisit December 7, 1941. A day burned into the memories of so many men and women, it is always taught in history classes, but it is rare to hear firsthand accounts of the bombing.  Provided here is an account from a Japanese military...
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Electricity: Static And Current

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explain that electrons are the things that make electricity work, name and define the two basic kinds of electricity as static and current, compare conductors and insulators and construct a battery.
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Urbanization/Function of Cities

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Young scholars examine the purpose of Urbanization. For this lesson on the function of Cities, students use primary source images and photographs to determine the use, function, and application of cities. They will reflect on the process...
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Metals, Nonmetals, and Metalloids

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How can one easily classify metals, nonmetals, and metalloids? Pupils answer this question as they experiment with unknown substances and perform tests on conductivity, brittleness, and malleability to determine which unknown belongs in...
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Introduction to Circuits and Ohm's Law

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Take a very basic understanding of circuits and develop a strong understanding of the parts and function of a circuit. This activity is developed to be an independent exploration of circuits from the basics to series and parallel models....
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Lemon Power!

For Teachers 4th - 10th Standards
Get out those lemons, it's time to turn chemical energy into electrical energy! Kids make lemon cells that stack up on one another to change lemons and other conductive materials into a source of energy, strong enough to light up some...
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School Uniforms

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Americans spend around one billion dollars each year on school uniforms, but are they necessary? As pupils research the debate topic, they form their own opinions. They review the history of school uniforms and discover the top pro and...
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What is pH and Why is it Important?

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Learners investigate acids, bases, and pH, and related this knowledge to the problem of acid deposition.
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Unit 2 - Section 2 - Fuels for Everything

For Students 6th
In this alternative energy learning exercise, 6th graders read and study the varying types of fuel.  Students read examples and ways that alternative fuel can be used.
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Newton's Color Wheels

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers investigate the effects of light while experimenting with several color wheels. They make observations and record them. The information from the observations is used to help fuel the discussion that follows. The lesson...