KidzLabs Lemon Clock 5yrs+
When life gives you lemons... make a crude battery! HA! But seriously, with this simple 4M Kidz Lab kit that's exactly what you'll do. Discover the science behind batteries, and make your own working lemon-powered clock. No store-purchased batteries or power points needed, just a lemon and an inquistive kid. Accessible science disguised as fun!
How does it work
The copper plates act like the positive electrodes of a battery. They are plated with a metal which is less reactive than zinc.When the copper plates and zinc plates are inserted into the lemon, a chemical reaction takes place. Electrons (extremely smallparticles with negative charge) move from the zinc plates to the copper plates to form a current, thus activating the LCD watch.The lemon juice helps to conduct electricity. You can replace the lemon with a potato, a grapefruit or use soft drinks and see what effect they have.
- Electricity and electrical circuits
- How batteries work
- Chemical reactions
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years.