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Ages: 10 - 16
Vinegar Battery
From YouTube, produced by ScienceOnline
Using only vinegar and a few simple materials it is possible to construct a working battery. This video explains how to construct, and use, a battery like this to power a calculator. A good science project as part of an introductory electricity cours... [more]
Found by Barb in Batteries
December 6, 2009 at 08:05 PM
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Ages: 9 - 15
The Voltaic Pile
From YouTube, produced by ScienceOnline
The Voltaic Pile may have been the first successful multi-cell battery. This video presents the history of this important device and explains how they are constructed. If you attempt to construct your own voltaic pile make sure you have adult supervi... [more]
Found by teresads in Batteries
December 6, 2009 at 07:26 PM
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Ages: 8 - 18
I Didn't Know That! - Batteries
From nationalgeographic.com, produced by National Geographic for Kids
Watch two industrial scientists, Richard Ambrose and Jonny Phillips, explain the science behind everyday products. Batteries are used to power an incredible number of things. But what is a battery? Watch this video and find out. (04:15)
Found by begamatt in Batteries
May 30, 2012 at 10:38 AM
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Ages: 10 - 18
How to Make A Lemon Battery
From YouTube, produced by Hila Science
A battery can be created by suspending two different metals in an acid. This video illustrates step-by-step how to create a working battery that will actually light up an LED (a little light bulb), using four lemons, wires, copper pennies, and zinc-c... [more]
April 3, 2009 at 11:07 AM
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Ages: 9 - 18
How To Make a Battery From a Potato
From YouTube, produced by The Open University
Following on from Edison's first lightblub moment back in 1879, the OU's Stephen Serjeant experiments with an alternative power source - the humble potato. Video experiment explains the process and why you need more than one potato. Grades 5-12. Incl... [more]
Found by laneyk in Batteries
August 10, 2009 at 06:35 AM
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Ages: 12 - 16
How to Make a Lemon Battery
From YouTube, produced by scishow
(Please do this experiment with the help of an adult.) Experiment! This time he's tackling what may be the most cliche, well-known and misunderstood experiment of all time: the lemon battery. The take home message in this one is: the electricity is N... [more]
November 6, 2012 at 05:28 PM
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Ages: 15 - 18
The Invention of the Battery
From mit.edu, produced by MIT Tech TV
This video describes how the battery was invented by Alessandro Volta and how he based his discovery on the research of Luigi Galvani.  It explains how zinc and copper provide the source of the electric current and how these two metals are different,... [more]
Found by TracyMoon in Batteries
May 27, 2012 at 10:49 AM
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Ages: 14 - 18
Giant Flow Batteries Could Power Your City In The Future
From YouTube, produced by Seeker
China is building vanadium redox flow batteries to power its cities in the future, but what exactly are they and how do they work? (04.17)
May 20, 2019 at 10:00 AM
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Ages: 11 - 18
The Simple Voltaic Cell Circuit Song
From YouTube, produced by YouTube
This song parody is written to the melody, "(I've Had) The Time of My Life". In this video, Mr. Edmonds sings about the chemical processes and energy transformations in a simple voltaic cell. Some of the key vocabulary words include the following: vo... [more]
Found by porter1526 in Batteries
September 24, 2011 at 01:00 PM
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Ages: 10 - 18
How Batteries Work
From YouTube
This 2:08 video uses animation and some stop motion photography to help explain how batteries work. There are a lot of terms that students may not know and the video makes no attempt to explain that there are different types of videos. At best, this ... [more]
Found by freealan in Batteries
May 13, 2012 at 11:55 PM
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