Recommended for Middle School through High School.
Two or more wet or dry cells connected make a battery. A car battery is generally a lead storage battery, containing lead and lead oxide plates in sulfuric acid solution. In this experiment, you will build a lead storage cell and use a 9 V battery to charge it. You will measure the cell’s voltage and use the cell to power an electric motor.
In this experiment, you will
Build a lead storage cell.
Use a 9 V battery to charge the cell.
Measure the cell's voltage before and after use.
Use the charged cell to power an electric motor.
Make conclusions using the results of the experiment.
Sensors and Equipment
This experiment features the following Vernier sensors and equipment.