Veggie Power

Kit Contents

3 Copper Electrodes
3 Zinc electrodes
6 Alligator clip leads
1 Digital multimeter with test leads
1 Piezoelectric buzzer
3 Super bright, high-efficiency red LED
1 1K Ohm resistor

Printed instructions are not included with the science kit. Project directions are available online.

Veggie Power

Price: $59.95
Project Difficulty: Intermediate
Project Length: Several Days
Project Instructions: “Potato Batteries: How to Turn Produce into Veggie Power”

Did you know that you can get electricity out of a potato? This kit contains all the materials you need to build a simple battery using potatoes – or other produce of your choice. You will learn some of the basics of electricity and circuits: What is voltage? What is current? What is resistance? How much power can you get out of a vegetable battery?

Follow the instructions for the Science Buddies' Potato Batteries: How to Turn Produce into Veggie Power! project to get a basic understanding of how to set up your battery. But don’t stop there; continue exploring to figure out things like: Does a lemon make as much power as a potato? Does the freshness of the produce matter? What else can you power with produce?

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