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Veggie Power

Veggie Power

Price: $59.95
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"We were happy that the kit was available; otherwise, the project would have become much more complicated! GREAT Experience. Ordering was easy, the kit arrived in a very timely manner and the instructions were easy to follow. The whole family had a chance to perform their own version of the experiment!"
-Parent, Chicago, IL

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.

Product Description

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?

Designed using quality, reusable electronic components, this kit enables you to conduct measurable scientific experiments. Our scientists searched for just the right copper and zinc electrodes to include in this kit. The oversized electrodes maximize the amount of current generated by each piece of produce, so you can more easily compare results from each of your tests. We have also included a multimeter so you can effectively capture the measurements needed for your science experiment.

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?