Molecules and Fuel Cell Technology

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A fuel cell is where the jailer keeps gas guzzlers. Scholars review chemical reactions, chemical bonds, and chemical structure in order to apply these concepts. Participants construct fuel cell kits, using electrolysis to run the car and they see how energy can be obtained safely and in an environmentally sound way. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Activity best fits after teaching atoms, chemical bonds, and chemical reactions to show application of learners' knowledge
Classroom Considerations
  • Each group needs a fuel cell car kit; the rest of the materials can be found in classroom or at home
  • Every member of the group has a role, so choose groups and assign roles before class begins to maximize time spent on the activity
  • Activity assumes the your class has an understanding atoms, their parts, and chemical bonds; because of this, the activity best suits eighth grade and high school learners
  • Lesson provides pointers for the molecules and fuel technology kits to assist teachers and a troubleshooting guide
  • Provides group discussion questions to open and close the activity
  • Includes student handouts and keys
  • None
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