Be part of a brighter energy future!

To tackle our growing climate crisis, we need to move away from fossil fuels and embrace electrification. A crucial part of this journey is bigger and better batteries; we need them to be a sustainable storage solution to ease our energy transition.

Taking part in our global battery experiment will give you the opportunity to explore the science behind batteries – and why they are such an important part of our bright energy future.

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How it works

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Choose an investigation

Choose one of two investigations, download the instructions – and get started!

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Share your data

Upload your results and share them with the world

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View the results

Find out what other global experiment scientists have discovered

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Watch this space for more energy saving ideas and ways to be a sustainability champion

Why are we doing this?

At the moment, we have disposable alkaline batteries – which we use in items such as remote controls, toys and tools – and rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, which are mainly used in phones, tablets and electric vehicles. But to power and heat our homes and other buildings without using fossil fuels, we need bigger, better batteries – and we will need scientists to develop them.

Taking part in our global battery experiment will help you to understand how batteries work and their huge potential as a tool in the transition to more sustainable sources of energy. And it might inspire you to study further and even pursue a career as a scientist working towards a brighter energy future.

The global battery experiment will run throughout 2022, so you can take part and share your results at any time this year.

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Further support for teaching about batteries

  • Recycling lithium from electric vehicle batteries

  • New power, old batteries

  • Electricity and batteries | 7–9 years

  • Electricity production and use | 9–11 years

  • Lithium: separation, mining and battery power | 11–14 years