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.
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.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number DRL-1516684. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
Arizona State University
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