We are sharing our aluminum/air battery experiment manual so that anyone interested can make their own batteries and learn about the exciting world of electrochemical energy conversion.
With the help of Dr. Soosairaj Therese, a Chemistry professor at Bronx Community College, we've made a short video of the aluminum/air battery experiment to share with her students in New York City as well as for our SciBridge partner universities in Africa. Once we finalize the experiment procedure, we will post it on our website so that anyone can make their own metal/air battery!
SciBridge volunteers at UT Austin met up today to package up supplies for our newest experiment kit on aluminum - air (Al - air) batteries to share with our African partner universities. We are very excited about the concepts that this experiment kit demonstrates - electrochemical energy conversion, the huge energy densities of metal - air batteries, the difficulty of making these batteries rechargeable, and the physics of light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Check out photos from our kit-building day below - we made 10 kits! Thank you to Pauline, Siyang, Bee, and Martha for volunteering their time today!
Our assembled Al - air batteries lighting up a blue LED (whose invention won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics!).
Bee and Martha counting glass plates and vials for the kits.
Siyang, Pauline, Martha, and Bee working on kit assembly.
Al - air battery kits almost ready to go to our 9 partner SciBridge universities in Uganda, Ethiopia, and Tanzania!