Make an ice tray battery with your teen

By Drum Digital
26 August 2014

Does your teenager think science is boring or all about spending hours behind the books? Get them excited about this important subject by doing a few practical experiments at home.

Do you or your teen know what a voltaic battery is? Voltaic batteries come in all shapes and sizes, turning chemical energy into the electrical energy we need to power our cell phones, iPods, tablets, cars… you name it! These batteries seem pretty complicated, but you can make a real voltaic battery at home. Grab some vinegar, nails, copper wire, and an ice tray and you’re in for a lesson in circuits you’ll never forget.

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The Steve Spangler Science website http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/ has one of the largest libraries of hands-on science experiments, projects, professional demonstrations and science videos available online today. It gives you free access to an experiment library featuring a new hands-on kitchen science experiment and Sick Science!™ video each week. The website’s resources cover plants and animals, magnetism, light and sound, colour, density and energy.

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