Reflection: Unit Planning When Life Gives You Lemons -- Make a Battery! - Section 5: Debrief


Overall, I think we are off to a good start. Students enjoyed working the lemon batteries, and they want to produce more electricity. In the coming weeks, students will spend time grappling with what is happening at the nanolevel in terms of electron flow, and they will design and conduct an experiment with two half cells. This unit will ultimately provide students with experiences with each of the NGSS Practices of the Scientist, and I am happy about this. Students will learn science and engineering by doing it.

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When Life Gives You Lemons -- Make a Battery!

Unit 8: Redox reactions
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Objective: Students will be able to think and ask questions about how batteries generate electricity.

Big Idea: Students will plug some electrodes into a lemon and attach them to an LED in order to generate (pun intended!) some questions about electricity and metals.

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