Build a Handheld Battery: Wet/Dry Inquiry for One Period, Small-Size Lab Kit
By: The Flinn Staff
Item #: AP10194
With Electrochemistry: Build Your Own Handheld Battery Wet/Dry Inquiry Lab for One Period, a homework set solidifies student understanding of electrochemistry and a guided-inquiry lab portion challenges students to build their hand-held battery from a few simple materials.
Students gain a deeper understanding of electrochemistry with this guided-inquiry activity and make real-world connections to batteries! Challenge your students to build their very own handheld battery out of a few simple materials. What better way to promote engagement? Students complete a homework set before lab day where they delve into the basic principles of electrochemistry. Reasoning at the macroscopic and particulate level is achieved before lab. The activity easily fits into one, 50-minute wet lab period with minimal set-up time. Watch your students’ enjoyment while they develop high-order cognitive skills.
Materials Included in Kit for 12 Students in Pairs: Digital teacher and student instructions Copper foil with conductive adhesive, bagged and labeled, 12" Copper(II) sulfate solution, 1 M, 250 mL Magnesium ribbon, 6 feet Sodium sulfate, solution, 1 M, 375 mL LEDs, red, clear, 12 Filter papers, 4.25 cm, 50 sheets Sandpaper sheet, 9" x 11"