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Learning to Use a Voltage Probe

Experiment #1 from Investigating Voltage

Education Level
Elementary School


A Voltage Probe can measure the voltage of a battery. This is one way of checking whether a battery is good. In this activity, you will learn about the Voltage Probe by working with a battery.


  • Learn to use the Voltage Probe.
  • Measure the voltage of a battery.
  • Match patterns on a graph using the Voltage Probe

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