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A clip in the Science Please! collection, Battery uses archival footage, animated illustrations and amusing narration to explain: Why do we get a charge out of batteries?

  • writer
    Sylvain Charbonneau
  • director
    Sylvain Charbonneau
  • music
    Denis Larochelle
  • sound
    Denis Larochelle
  • editing
    José Heppell
  • narrator
    Rick Jones
  • art direction
    Sylvain Marotte
  • animation
    Sylvain Marotte
  • opening digital images
    Pierre Plouffe
  • scientific advisor
    Stéphane Durand
  • technical coordination
    Andrée Delagrave
  • producer
    Marc Bertrand


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Ages 6 to 11

Science - Physical Science

Teacher asks students to: - make a battery using various foodstuffs with varying degrees of acidity (orange, lemon, potato, cola) and use it to run a small device or light a lamp; compare the results; repeat, modifying the parameters (e.g., add a lemon); - learn why a battery or cell bears that name; - do a research project on Alessandro Volta; - discuss the best way to dispose of old batteries.

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