How a battery works

How a battery works
Publication Date: April, 2017
Type of Resource: Video/animation

This online resource is a video that shows how a battery works.

The TED-EX video explains how a battery turns chemical potential energy into a flow of electrons in a wire that makes a light bulb glow. 

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

Additional Information

Note: This resource link was changed in March 2019 because the original resource was no longer freely available.

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