A little more than 5 slides.... but hey batteries are important! Often there are not good slides available to introduce batteries, broadly, so I went a made them! These slides were also created to accompany the LO on redox flow batteries. This set of slides reviews alkaline batteries introduced in general chemistry and transitions to more modern approaches to batteries including lithium ion batteries and redox flow batteries. This work highlights the 2019 Nobel Prize work for lithium ion batteries. In addition, there are slides that show the advancement of electric vehicles and the use of lithium ion batteries in their production.
This slides are intended to serve as an introduction to lithium ion batteries and applications of them in electric vehicles.
I used these slides to create a video (not included) for my students on batteries. Often alkaline batteries are covered only in general chemistry and very little is done to discuss more modern battery technology. I created 3 different videos on the content (they correspond to the breaks in the learning goals above) one on batteries (broadly), one of electric vehicles and another on flow batteries. The content of the videos was about 35 minutes and given to the students before our in class meetings.
This could be used to supplement content on batteries elsewhere in the curriculum.
I used this for a green chemistry and sustainability course where not all students took inorganic chemistry yet.
I like to follow up these videos with a set of pre class questions to answer and in class questions that expand upon the concepts. In addition, I used this in conjunction with the redox flow battery LO.
Students generally understood the concepts presented and could apply them to the questions asked in class and using the Redox Flow battery literature discussion.
Thanks for these great slides! I'm finishing up our one-semester accelerated gen chem course with electrochemistry, and these will be very helpful.