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Voltage: Fruit Battery
Use a voltage sensor to explore both the chemical and physical production of a potential difference.
This activity introduces students to voltage. The activity explores both the chemical and physical production of a potential difference and allows students to:
- Produce a potential difference.
- Understand the construction of a battery.
- Understand the similarities and differences of batteries and generators.
Students will gain experience conducting the following procedures:
- Using probeware to measure discrete voltages.
- Constructing a simple fruit battery.
- Comparing voltages of batteries in series.
- Comparing voltages of batteries in parallel.
Sensors / Equipment Used:
Allows students to safely measure voltage and current simultaneously without overloading the sensor. For use with PASPORT Interfaces.
Alligator clips (one red, one black) ~ 2
Series/Parallel battery holders ~ 3
Variety of fruit
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