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360Science™ blends the best of student-engaging digital content with easily adaptable hands-on labs to offer your students a uniquely comprehensive learning experience.
In this lab experience, students carry out an investigation to determine which combinations of metals and their aqueous solutions produce the highest voltage. Students determine the battery that produces the highest voltage. Editable, differentiated instructions range from a time-sensitive prescriptive lab to full open inquiry, and robust online videos and content—including a virtual reality (VR) simulation—help students prepare for and better understand the labs they’re conducting.
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360Science™: Battery Challenge
Concepts: Batteries, oxidation–reduction, voltage, current
Outcomes: Students build voltaic cells in this lab and identify that a voltaic cell is a battery. They expand on their knowledge of redox reactions by applying redox reactions to the voltaic cell’s various parts, such as the cathode, anode and salt bridge. Students carry out an investigation to determine which combinations of metals and their aqueous solutions produce the highest voltage in their voltaic cells, then they determine which battery produces the highest voltage.
Associated Phenomena: Batteries
Our 1-year option provides access to all digital content for one year plus lab supplies for a single class of 30 students. Our 3-year option extends access to digital content to three years, with a 30% discount on refill supply kits years 2 and 3.
What is Flinn 360Science™?
We’re introducing a whole new way to teach experiential science! We’ve taken a hard look at science study from all perspectives and, thanks to the feedback of thousands of teachers nationwide, we’ve created a way to make it easier to provide personalized instruction while delivering the kind of lab experiences your students truly need.
Our new and comprehensive learning solutions are designed to bring science to life by giving you all the tools you need to incorporate more (and effective) hands-on learning in your classroom or lab. 360Science allows you to provide your students with the support they need to make real-world connections to key scientific principles and help make those abstract concepts concrete.
Every 360Science lab solves the most common challenges educators face in bringing more hands-on science to their students—from not having enough time to matching the right level of challenge for students’ abilities to providing appropriate background content, safety techniques, assessments and more.
Enable student-driven, blended learning through a unique combination of leveled lab instructions supporting prescriptive, guided- and open-inquiry lab exercises (see PDF resource for specific details) with robust digital content, such as videos and carefully curated Open Educational Resources (OER)—along with virtual reality and simulation exercises. From editable, digital instructions to assessments and alignment with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), we have everything you need to improve mastery, remove the intimidation factor and foster your students’ natural curiosity.
Materials Included in Kit:
Charcoal, 500 g
Copper foil, Cu(s), 3" x 12" sheet
Copper(II) nitrate, Cu(NO3)2, 1.0 M, 100 mL
Iron nails, Fe(s), 12
Iron(III) nitrate, Fe(NO3)3, 1.0 M, 100 mL
Lead foil, Pb(s), 3" x 12" sheet
Lead nitrate solution [Lead(II) nitrate], Pb(NO3)2, 1.0 M, 100 mL
Magnesium nitrate solution, Mg(NO3)2, 1.0 M, 100 mL
Magnesium, ribbon, Mg(s), 15
Potassium nitrate solution, KNO3, 1.0 M, 200 mL
Silver foil, Ag(s), 5 g
Silver nitrate solution, AgNO3, 1.0 M, 100 mL
Sodium chloride solution, NaCl, 1.0 M, 150 mL
Sodium chloride solution, saturated, 500 mL
Zinc nitrate solution, Zn(NO3)2, 1.0 M, 100 mL
Zinc strips, Zn(s), 5" x ½", 5
Alligator clip leads, red, 10
Chromatography sheet, 20 x 10 cm, pk/15
HS-PS3-3: Design, build, and refine a device that works within given constraints to convert one form of energy into another form of energy.
HS-PS1-7: Use mathematical representations to support the claim that atoms, and therefore mass, are conserved during a chemical reaction.