National Battery Day is a time to not only celebrate the role that batteries play in our energy future but also consider how battery usage can affect our environment. Batteries power so many things in our daily lives so it’s important to remember to responsibly recycle batteries once they reach their end-of-life. In honor of National Battery Day, take this short quiz to see how much you know about batteries and how they affect the environment.


To have your students learn more about how human impacts on earth’s systems can affect the environment, request a sample of  Elevate Science K-8  or visit one of these sites for more information on battery best practices:



Avoid the Spark

Battery Recycling Guide

Battery Council International.

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Michael Comer

Michael Comer

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