Engineering Batteries

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Recharge one's interest in batteries. Scholars create their own batteries using a galvanized nail, copper wire, and vinegar. They learn about oxidation-reduction reactions, apply Ohm's law, and distinguish between series and parallel circuits.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have the class create a graphic organizer comparing oxidation and reduction reactions
Classroom Considerations
  • A basic understanding of electric circuits and electrochemical cells is helpful but not absolutely necessary
  • Activity requires a variety of scientific equipment and materials; see the resource for the complete list
Pros
  • Includes a list of tips for instructors
  • Provides a student activity guide and a separate teacher's guide
Cons
  • None
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