Teachers Learn About Electrochemical Methods to Store Energy
About 20 teachers from all over the Greater Los Angeles Area participated in today’s workshop for the Nanoscience Program at UCLA California NanoSystems Institute on “supercapacitors,” a hybrid concept between a battery and a capacitor. These devices can store a lot of charges/energy (like a battery) and deliver it very fast (like a capacitor). This month, the nanoscience training for high school science teachers focused on carbon-based electrodes to store energy electrochemically. As usual, at the end of the workshop, each teacher received materials/supplies to perform the lab activity in their classrooms, giving them the ability to share their new knowledge with their students from underrepresented schools.