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Investigating the Design & Output of Wet Cell Batteries (SEPUP) Kit #205S

Investigating the Design & Output of Wet Cell Batteries (SEPUP) Kit #205S

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Investigating the Design & Output of Wet Cell Batteries (SEPUP) Kit #205S

This kit introduces students to the concept of energy conversion through the study of a simple electrochemical cell connected to an electric motor. Electrochemical cells are the basis for batteries and contain metals and other chemicals with stored chemical potential energy. Students design and conduct an experiment that uses the unique LAB-AIDS® Wet Cell Chamber to determine which combination of different metals works best to convert the potential chemical energy into electric energy. Their results allow them to rank the metals tested in order of reactivity. They also investigate how the distance between the metals, the direction of current flow, and the amount of metal surface area impacts the electrical output of the wet cell.


Chemicals contain stored energy that can be released during a reaction
Batteries, or electrochemical cells, transform chemical potential energy into electric energy

Students design and conduct a scientific investigation
Students use appropriate tools and techniques to gather, analyze, and interpret data
Students use evidence to develop descriptions, explanations, predictions, and models

1 Teacher’s Guide with MSDS
28 Student Worksheets and Guides
30 Table Salt
12 Copper strips
12 Iron strips
12 Magnesium strips
12 Zinc strips
6 Electric motors
6 Wet Cell Chambers SEPUP®
6 Black wire leads with alligator clips
6 3% Hydrogen Peroxide solution, 30-mL dropper bottles
6 Graduated cups, 30-mL
6 Plastic cups, 270-mL (9-oz.)
6 Sandpaper, small pieces
6 Red wire leads with alligator clips
6 Plastic spoons
1 Transparency 1: Sample Procedure and Data Table for Part B
1 Transparency 2: Metals Activity Chart
Number of students 24
Number of groups Maximum 6 groups per period

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