It’s looking increasingly inevitable that electric vehicles (EV’s for short) will be the cars of the future.
More specifically, battery electric vehicles (or BEV’s) — which are powered entirely by rechargeable chemical cells — are starting to become practical.
Many major auto manufacturers have BEV’s in development, and a few already have BEV’s on the road today.
The challenge in making BEV’s a viable transportation solution is the battery.
Batteries must be easy to recharge, able to hold enough charge to drive long distances, and more efficient than gasoline engines.
Scientists and engineers around the world are tackling this battery challenge, and major progress is being made.
In this kit, you can build and experiment with a new type of environmentally friendly “fuel cell” to learn about electrochemical cells and BEV’s.
Experiment with different concentrations of salt to see how long your battery can run.
For Ages: 10-14
Do not mix old and new batteries. Do not mix alkaline, standard (carbon-zinc), or rechargeable (nickel-cadmium) batteries.
- Thames & Kosmos
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- Age Range:
- 10 Years
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