Kitchen cupboard science: electricity
21 January 2008Add to My Folder
Add some spark to your science investigations with bits and bobs from your kitchen cupboard
Find all your science resources in your kitchen cupboards
There are some great resources for an electricity topic lurking in your kitchen cupboards. From oranges to potatoes, a variety of foods can be connected into circuits to make electrical components work. Or pull out that neglected tangle of string, bottle tops and other odds and ends so that your class can identify conductors and insulators. Kitchen appliances also provide a good focus point for messages on using electricity safely.
1. Potato power
Learning objective: To make batteries from a variety of foods.
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