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.


Student Files

18C_Lemon_Battery.docx 1.13 MB
18C_answer_sheet.docx 125.62 KB
18C_answer_sheet.pdf 157.74 KB
18C_Lemon_Battery.pdf 848.49 KB
18C_Lemon_Battery_Google_Slide.pdf 31.49 KB

Teacher Files

Sign In to your PASCO account to access teacher files and sample data.

Watch Video

Featured Equipment

Wireless Voltage Sensor

Wireless Voltage Sensor

Easily record voltage data while exploring fundamental circuit concepts, electrochemical batteries, and so much more.

Alligator Clip Leads

Alligator Clip Leads (Set of 10)

Use these 30 cm long alligator clip cords for almost any application.

Many lab activities can be conducted with our Wireless, PASPORT, or even ScienceWorkshop sensors and equipment. For assistance with substituting compatible instruments, contact PASCO Technical Support. We're here to help.

Copyright Disclaimer: Section 107 of the Copyright Act of 1976 makes allowance for “fair use” for purposes of teaching, scholarship, education and research. Reproduction under any other circumstances, without the written consent of PASCO, is prohibited.
Source: Lab #18C

Essential Chemistry Teacher Lab Manual

Lemon Battery