Determine which characteristic of batteries—capacity or stability—poses the greater challenge.
Students are introduced to two significant challenges to developing batteries to meet the needs of storing the potential energy generated by solar and wind power—capacity and stability. Students use information about electrolytic and electrochemical cells to determine which challenge is more significant.
Assess your students’ ability to:
Decide which illustrations accurately show the relationships between positively and negatively charged electrons.
Develop effective scientific explanations to learn more about static electricity.
Explain what’s happening at the atomic level when a battery is used to turn on a lightbulb.
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