What is Hydrogen fuel cell?
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Why is it important?
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This activity can be done in groups (max.3) or individuals.
Students are required to model the hydrogen fuel cell electrolysis using Play-doh on an activity board provided. Through this activity, students will be able to gain a clearer understanding of how the fuel cell works in a hydrogen car. The activity will not require any chemicals or experimental setups to understand electrolysis.
Materials: activity board, play doh (red, blue, yellow)
Below are links to download :
Hydrogen Vehicle Info sheet: https://static.wixstatic.com/ugd/6b539f_1b777da475744adfab0deaf8bc5ffc7e.pdf
Hydrogen Vehicle activity sheet: https://static.wixstatic.com/ugd/6b539f_cab0a5459c184d0d81578fe7d713367c.pdf
Below is the video of how the activity works.