Portable Power

These materials, from Practical Action, encourage students to look at the use of batteries and the development of more sustainable power sources for portable devices. Typically, electronics projects use disposable batteries as a convenient source of energy. Electronics projects can, however, provide opportunities for students to explore alternative and more sustainable sources of energy. Such coverage enables students to make more critical and informed choices as consumers and designers. Students are asked to research the design specifications for the iPad and analyse the environmental claims that are made.

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