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Activity Originally Created By: MaryRose Lovgren

Lab Activity: Worksheet-guided

Part of Lesson Plan: Introduction to Batteries (updated) By Eli Jaramillo

Activity Overview / Details

Materials needed:

  • Student worksheet:  Making a Simple Battery
  • All items listed in Materials and set-up list

Instructor:  Hand out worksheet:  Making a Simple Battery

Instructor:  "We’ve discovered that batteries produce electricity when called upon to do so.  Now we'll give you the opportunity to make a simple battery yourself."

Instructor:  Hand out materials for this activity.  See Materials and set-up list.

Instructor:  "We’re going to start with two lemons to see how they perform.  We'll add more later.  You'll see why we have to do this."

Instructor:  Carefully guide the students through the steps outlined on the 'Making a Simple Battery' worksheet.

IMPORTANT:  Students should wear safety glasses before proceeding further.

NOTE:  The LED is going to be fairly dim even with four lemons.  You may have to shut off the classroom lights to make the LED's more visible.

Materials / Resource

  • C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\Make a simple battery\YouTube- The Lemon Battery.mp4 C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\Make a simple battery\YouTube- The Lemon Battery.mp4 [ Watch Video ] [ Download Original Video ] Short video clip on making a simple battery using lemons.
  • Making_a_simple_battery.(2).doc Making_a_simple_battery.(2).doc [ Download ]