High School / Chemistry

Lemon Battery

Students use a voltage sensor to measure voltage produced by a lemon battery with copper and zinc electrodes, then use their data to design a lemon battery that produces enough voltage to light an LED.

Supports NGSS Performance Expectation HS-PS3-3: Design, build, and refine a device that works within given constraints to convert one form of energy into another form of energy.

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Lemon Battery