Thursday, September 17, 2015

Count Alessandro Volta

Count Alessandro Volta invented the first battery.  He used the idea from Luigi Galvani who was working with frogs.  Nowadays, we are dependent upon our batteries, Whoops, I have to plug in the laptop, computer it is only at 10%!


Read this fun website about Count Alessandro Volta!
http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/scientists/volta.html


Vocabulary
a noble family
pioneer
electrostatics, 
meteorology   
pneumatics
anatomist
dissecting
vicinity
 modified 
a current
a wet battery called a Voltaic Pile
 closed the circuit


Questions
What is a "volt?"
What is his most famous invention?
What other fields did he work in? 
Why did he work with frogs?
Explain the action of the Voltanic Pile. 
Why was it a pile?
Why was it filled salt water?
Why does it work?
How do you close a circuit?
Who made Volta a Count? Why?
How is this battery similar or different from our batteries?
What was this invention used for? 
Was this invention used to store power? 




Lesson Plan by Rachael Alice Orbach - Professional English teacher 





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