What is electricity?
WHSAD students got their curiosity sparked in today’s lab. By adding an electrochemical battery to a sugar and then a salt solution, they were able to tell which of the two compounds conducts electricity. Then they had to explain what about the atomic structure of ionic and covalent compounds allowed the conduction of electrons through solution.
This Chemistry lesson dovetails with what the students are doing in Mr. O’Brien & Ms Moos’s Building and Design class. In those classes, they build electrical circuits; in Chemistry they learn how electricity flows on the submicroscopic level.
Watch the attached videos for their explanations.