Green Racer (14-16)
This resources, from Siemens, looks at how an electric car works, the components of the system and the function of each component. Students research the charge and discharge cycles of a battery-powered device and consider the advantages and disadvantages of battery power. They look at what is meant by the capacity of a battery and how it is affected by efficiency, and apply ideas about energy transfer to understand how a car design might be made more efficient.
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