Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Teachable Moments: Making Stuff Cleaner

Can innovations in materials science help clean up our world? In Making Stuff: Cleaner, host David Pogue explores the rapidly developing science and business of clean energy and examines alternative ways to generate it, store it, and distribute it. Is hydrogen the way to go? What about lithium batteries? Does this solve an energy problem or create a new dependency?

Know: more about smart grids, smartphones, and smart materials.

Do: the Cleaner activity, Build a Cleaner Battery, beginning on page 15 of the Making Stuff Activity Guide (available for free download).

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