Recommended for High School through College.
The goal of this challenge is for teams of students to develop a protocol that will allow them evaluate the performance of batteries of different types and makes. This practical application of the principles learned during a unit on electricity will provide students with some insight to a device they use daily. In addition, it should give them some perspective of how manufactured goods are tested to ensure quality.
Students develop and execute a test method for evaluating a consumer product by applying physics principles.
Sensors and Equipment
This experiment features the following Vernier sensors and equipment.
You may also need an interface and software for data collection. What do I need for data collection?
Next Generation Science Standards
Disciplinary Core Ideas
PS3.A Definitions of Energy
- Cause and Effect
- Systems and System Models
Science and Engineering Practices
- Asking questions and defining problems
- Developing and using models
- Using mathematics and computational thinking