Safe and sustainable cities will depend on lithium-ion batteries to power our modern lives. But what are the costs? Where do batteries come from before we get them, and where do they go once they are used? What about the problem of e-waste? Take the journey of a mobile phone’s lithium-ion battery from extraction to e-waste to understand what the risks are and what we can do about them.
Our UL Xplorlabs modules encourage students to use scientific inquiry to engage with new topics – inspiring them to think like a scientist, learn about and explain real-world phenomena, and analyze and extend results.
How do claims and evidence support the process of forensics in fire investigation? There’s been a fire. Your students’ job will be to solve the case, to figure out where the fire started (point of origin) and how (cause)? To do this, your students must learn the basic science of fire -- how it behaves and the evidence it leaves left behind, and then apply that knowledge to solve the case.
From hoverboards to cell phones, portable electrical power makes life as we know it possible. But it can come with some dangerous possibilities. Let's investigate, experiment and search for solutions.