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How Batteries WorkLesson Planet
4 mins 8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Discover the fascinating technology that allows us to move around in our daily lives without being anchored to power cables. Learners trace the history of batteries and their ability to store charge back to the 1780s, and witness dynamic...
How Can You Make Your Smartphone Battery Last Longer?Lesson Planet
4 mins 9th - Higher Ed
Be sure to charge your phones so you can view the resource. An informative YouTube video in the ACS Reactions playlist describes how lithium-ion batteries work. It also gives three tips for how to make cell phone batteries last longer.
This Video Has Consumed 1497967.5 AA Batteries!Lesson Planet
2 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Do we really think about overall energy used when we watch that funny video for the fourth time? It adds up! Pupils watch as the energy used for Internet tasks is related to an equal number of AA batteries. The narrator compares watching...
Why It's so Hard to Make Better Batteries: Crash Course Engineering #32Lesson Planet
10 mins 9th - 12th
Better batteries may be just around the corner. Viewers of an engaging video first learn how batteries work and how charging batteries uses a reverse process. They then learn why it is difficult to make better batteries.
Battery-Resistor CircuitLesson Planet
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Don't be resistant to physics! A simulation shows classes how a resistor works. Change the battery voltage and resistance to show how this affects the flow of electrons. Temperature and amps measurements are shown for the system as well.
Solar Kit Lesson #6: Solar-Powered Battery ChargerLesson Planet
5th - 9th
In a previous lesson, learners build an ammeter. That ammeter, or a pre-made one, is required in order to carry out this lesson. The objective is for lab groups to design a way to connect solar cells that can recharge a battery. Basic...
How Many Batteries Could Power the World? (ft. MinutePhysics)Lesson Planet
9 mins 9th - Higher Ed
Some old technology gets new life. Scholars learn how Tesla is planning to produce electric cars with batteries in a Real Engineering video. They see calculations that show how many lithium-ion battery factories would be necessary to...
How to Make a Lemon BatteryLesson Planet
3 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Something in your refrigerator—something you can eat—can turn chemical energy into electrical energy! Here is an intriguing video that shows how to make a lemon battery. With simple supplies, the narrator makes the battery and then...
Solar Kit Lesson #1 - Solar Cell InquiryLesson Planet
3rd - 8th
Give youngsters the components of a solar-powered electric circuit and turn them loose to figure out how to connect them in order for a light to shine or motor to turn. They compare energy output of a solar panel to that of a battery. On...
Cell Phone Battery LifeLesson Planet
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
How much battery is left? Well, that depends on the time. The resource presents a situation in which the percent of a cell phone battery left is a function of time the phone has been in use. Pupils interpret an expression and an equation...