Learners create their own battery. They research the basic principles of electricity and use copper wire, pennies, dimes, salt water, soap, napkins and a voltmeter to build a battery.
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Why are Batteries Harmful to the Environment?
Open this lesson 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 a collection of...
3rd - 5th Science
How Batteries Work
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...
4 mins 8th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Electroplating: When Is a Penny Worth Less Than One Cent?
Did you know that pennies were the very first coins minted in the United States? A demonstration starts the lesson proving the different material composition of pennies from different years. Then scholars complete an experiment to...
7th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed