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What Is A Battery?

An Ecology Science Toon

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Many things, from clocks to tools to phones to computers to cars and parts of planes, need batteries for electricity.

Without batteries, some of the things we use every day like a clock, or a lot of your toys, or a remote control, wouldn’t work. But just what is a battery, and how does it store electricity? Watch and find out!

Learn what a battery is, how it works and where it should go when it wears out.

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Curriculum Alignments:

Ontario Grade 4: Rocks and Minerals
Ontario Grade 5: Conservation of Energy and Resources
Ontario Grade 6: Electricity and Electrical Devices
BC Grade 4: Science, technology, society, and the environment (STSE)

When I grow up... I want to use power wisely

I want to understand the ways we get the power to use for the things we need (like heat and cooking) and the things we want (like phones and TVs). Electricity is one of the great discoveries of the last 200 years. Science teaches us how electricity is created, and stored inside batteries. I want to understand and watch how I use power.
I want to:
REDUCE: use things less to save power where I can.
REUSE: give something more than one life, or more than one use.
RECYCLE: make something new out of old things.

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