4 minute lesson
Have you ever looked at a dead fish and thought, “Now there’s a technological innovation waiting to happen”?
Well, you’d be happy to know that fish scales can be used as a power source for small electronics! Isn’t that cool? This video from Gross Science explains the details of this dead fish power.
By finding new ways to power our world, we can become more environmentally (and human!) friendly. Designing more environmentally friendly technologies not only helps the planet become healthier, but us too!
Being open to new (and sometimes strange) environmentally friendly innovations can help us make great progress towards our goal of a cleaner Earth.
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Thanks to EWCed writer Kati Murphy from Clarkson University for this touchstone and for her contribution to EWCed!
“Electronics Powered by Fish Scales.” YouTube. Gross Science, 15 Nov. 2016. Web. 07 Dec. 2016. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fPXOVz1HXo&t=5s>.