The book Chemistry on a Budget contains inexpensive chemistry labs that are useful with easy to obtain materials.
There are two versions of each lab, one with a ten-question conclusion and one with directions for a full lab report. This way the teacher has the option! Each lab is two pages to allow for one two-sided handout.
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A recent NOVA presentation was titled “Search for the Super Battery” (53 minutes):
It includes a description of how an electrochemical battery is structured and continual reference to The Periodic Table.
The lithium in the batteries provides that electron donation for the electric current; but also the potentially dangerous flammability.
Just a reminder, even though electric cars don’t use gasoline, the electricity still has to be generated in some way, which brings the question of other energy sources (wind, solar, hydroelectric, and nuclear).
With the news about battery accidents, it is interesting to see how some tests are being conducted at the Sandia National Laboratories.
This segment includes description and animation of a battery fire at 27 minutes, and later compares several different battery designs.
Because the program length is 53 minutes, you may choose to show it during two class sessions.
Videos are always handy for sub plans – you have to check out your library if you don’t have Internet access in your classroom. Check out if the library has a system for recording shows as well.
Two past blog posts that may be useful are “Your School Library” dated 3/25/2015 and “Your School Library II” dated 11/27/2015.
During the video, students could be kept on task by reporting ten (10) facts to be turned in at the end of the class session. You could also use this information to prepare a worksheet for future use.
Past blog posts that might be useful include:
About The Periodic Table:
02/23/2014 The Periodic Table
12/03/2015 Periodic Table Trend Activities
12/09/2016 Cool Periodic Table
05/04/2014 Electrochemistry – Redox Basics
05/07/2014 Electrochemistry – Balancing Redox Rxns
05/14/2014 Electrochemistry – Electrochemical Cells
05/18/2014 Electrochemistry – Electrolytic Cells
Please let me know how you used this video in your classroom!
*This Blog contains several entries that would be helpful to your chemistry classroom. Check out the Topic List to help you to find past Blog entries.
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Remember, buying a copy of the lab book Chemistry on a Budget can be very useful to your Chemistry classroom with labs and class article ideas.
Have a great weekend!