Curious Kids: how do batteries work? Shutterstock. How do batteries work? – Dominick, aged seven, Indiana, US. A battery is a device that can make electricity, with the reaction of certain chemicals. Lots of different chemicals can be used in batteries – it depends how the battery is made, or what you’re using it for. The rechargeable batteries used in smartphones or electric cars are called “lithium ion batteries”. But…
There are times in our lives when it’s easy to forget how connected everything is. Times when life gets a little too tough and stressful and we end up paying more attention to our own well being in a way that disregards the cost and the consequences to the world out there; the people, the environment and everything else that’s a part of it. We find ourselves being selfish – not because we want to be but because circumstances force us to be.
That’s how the world got into the state that it’s in now. Here’s a neat 20 minute video that explains it all.
On this website I’ll be exploring and adding videos and articles that help to expand and explain the rich and diverse complexity of the world we live in – complex but not complicated.