- Understanding the industrial and environmental aspects of batteries.
- Understanding the basic principles and properties of batteries to learn about the applications of batteries in everyday life regarding their purpose of use.
- Understanding the environmental aspects of batteries (disposal and recycling).
Internet resources, available printed resources
When understanding the principles and properties of batteries, students can work on the industrial applications and environmental and ecological aspects of batteries. This activity is aimed at small home assignments meant as project work to search for information on a selected problem and prepare a short presentation for the class. The activity can be carried out as an open inquiry assignment. Student working in groups can formulate their own problem to solve. They use internet resource and other available printed resources to search relevant information.
|Possible assignments to carry out an open inquiry on industrial and environmental aspects of batteries can include:
- Look for information about non-rechargeable batteries that are available in stores. Find out what materials they consist of, what are the voltages produced and energy supplied and what they are mainly used for.
- Look for information about chargeable batteries, e.g. a car battery. Describe its properties and name the possible problems the user can come across with.
- Look for information about chargeable batteries that are available in stores. Find out what materials they consist of, what are the voltages produced and energy supplied and what they are mainly used for.
- Compare batteries of the same size and emf from different producers.
- Battery electric vehicle and its future perspective.
- What rules should people follow in regard to batteries disposal and recycling (where is a battery recycling place close to your school?).
- What are the environmental hazards of batteries?