National Informal STEM Education Network: Spark of Life

In this activity, learners will create a battery from two kinds of metal and their own body!

This activity is designed to prompt conversation and reflection about responsible innovation, inspired by themes raised in Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein.

LEARNING GOALS

  • 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.
    • Some medical technologies take advantage of the fact that your body can complete an electrical circuit.

 

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Science Topics
Electricity
Engineering Topics
Circuitry
Music, Art, and Language Arts Topics
Stories
K-6
Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade
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