In this module, students are introduced to the fundamental concepts of electricity and how to measure the amount of electricity and power being produced in a microbial fuel cell. In addition to determining maximum power output using the MudWatt microbial fuel cell, students determine maximum power output using potentiometry (measuring power at various resistances). Finally, students attempt to increase the amount of power produced by their MudWatt microbial fuel cell by changing one variable in their MudWatt microbial fuel cell. To learn more about MudWatt, visit www.mudwatt.com!
MudWatt NGSS SubModule 2: Electricity and Circuits