Resources for schools and home learning (Secondary school and beyond)

Our Secondary School resource is primarily recommended for KS4 as it includes an underlying knowledge of the GCSE curriculum , however it can adapted to both younger and older age groups.

We have two versions of the battery card game, one is suitable for small groups and/or home learning and the other is adapted for classroom use.

This resource will cover:

  • The structure of a chemical cell
  • Redox reactions occurring in chemical cells
  • Aspects of the Life Cycle Assessment: mining and recycling of materials
  • Jobs and opportunities linked to the battery sector, this is part of the Gatsby benchmark for good career guidance:
  • Information on a range of materials covered in the GCSE specification.  

Curriculum subjects covered: Science (Chemistry and Physics), PSHE.

Instructions – Printing the Build a Battery card game 

Each type of card has its own printing file. You can decide on the size of the cards. We would suggest A5 for a classroom version (2 pages per A4 sheet) or for small group version similar to playing card size (which is 6 pages per A4 sheet).

The job cards are used in the small group version only, all other cards are used in both versions.

Our secondary school resources were developed in 2021 by our FutureCat Faraday Summer Undergraduate Experience (FUSE) student, Catie Kohler.

The FUSE programme is funded by the Faraday Institution.

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