Did you know you can make a battery out of a lemon? The Fruit Power SEEDKIT is a hands-on activity designed to help students learn how electricity is conducted. This kit can be used to conduct a classroom workshop or as part of a larger teacher training workshop. You can also lead a science project with your own children at home.
The SEEDKIT (09-SK-101) includes the following materials: one multimeter, ten alligator clips, five copper nails, five LED bulbs, five galvanized screws, four metal strips (aluminum, copper, zinc, and iron). You will need to obtain some items on your own, including lemons and other fruits or vegetables. Instructions to use this SEEDKIT can be found on this page. If you are going to an area without Internet connection you can purchase the Fruit Power SEEDKIT DVD (09-SK-101-DVD), which includes all lesson plans and videos.
Files for workshop
- Fruit Power outline
- Fruit Power slide show
- Fruit Power lab
- Video: An Introduction to the Fruit Power SEEDKIT
- Video: How to Make a Lemon Battery
- Video: Connecting a Series of Lemon Batteries
- Video:Testing Other Metals in a Lemon Battery
- Certificates for Workshop Completion
- Digging Deeper: How the Lemon Battery Works
- Fruit Power—A Supersized Cell! lab!
- Build a Better Battery engineering challenge
- SEED Voices: Volunteer Takes SEED Workshops to Ghana
Get the Fruit Power SEEDKIT
DVD includes instructions and videos in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
For more information, to talk to an expert, or to arrange a SEEDKIT Webinar, contact SEED.