How a battery works

How a battery works
Type of Resource: Video/animation

This online resource is an enhanced slide show which explains how a battery turns chemical potential energy into light in a torch. 

This short animation could be useful when introducing electrical circuits, or as part of a web quest on electricity.

Additional Information

Note: This interactive is based on Flash technology and therefore won't work on the Apple iPad, which does not support this technology.

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 8 > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences > Energy appears in different forms including movement (kinetic energy), heat and... > ACSSU155
  • Year 9 > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences > Energy transfer through different mediums can be explained using wave and... > ACSSU182