In this activity, learners make a voltaic pile, the first kind of battery.
The activity is designed to prompt conversation and reflection about responsible innovation, inspired by themes raised in Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein.
- The primary objective of this activity is to encourage exploration and reflection about responsible innovation. In addition, learners will investigate the following concepts:
- People are creative! We’re always learning more about the world and inventing new things.
- It’s important to think ahead as we study science and make new technologies.
- Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein was inspired by early scientists who studied electricity.