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Hydrogen and Electrolysis

Electrify your science class with this simple electrolysis experiment. After first reading about hydrogen and its potential as an alternative energy source, a demonstration is performed showing young scientists how water molecules can be separated into hydrogen and oxygen gas using an electric current.

14 Views 8 Downloads NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Include this experiment in a lesson series comparing and contrasting different alternative energy sources
  • Allow students to read the included text in small groups, having them record and share with the class any questions or comments they come up with
  • Follow up the demonstration by having students research hydrogen fuel cell technology and other alternative energy sources
Pros

  • Provides a clear procedure and diagram explaining the electrolysis demonstration
  • Includes an informational article on hydrogen fuel cells
Cons

  • Requires the teacher to develop a worksheet or activity that allows students to demonstrate their learning
Included Materials

  • Lab & Experiment
  • Vocabulary
  • Informational Text
NGSS

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