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Future of mobility: level 2 - lesson 2

This lesson focuses on hydrogen fuel cells and how they work. It is appropriate to students aged 11 to 14 years.

Note: This is the second lesson of two.

The first lesson investigates the properties of hydrogen. This lesson builds on this knowledge by focusing on hydrogen fuel cells and hydrogen fuelled vehicles. It introduces the ideas of fuel cells, using hydrogen-oxygen cells as an alternative way to utilise fuels to generate electricity for propulsion, compared to traditional internal combustion engines

Expected outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • describe how a fuel cell works
  • explain why hydrogen fuelled cars are becoming increasingly important
  • develop an argument for or against the use of hydrogen fuel cells in vehicles

Note that there is a version of this activity which cover similar topic areas (the level 3 resources) but going into greater scientific detail and are aimed at 14-16 year old students.

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