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Are All Batteries the Same?

Figure from experiment 41 from Elementary Science with Vernier


Why are there so many kinds and sizes of batteries? Does the size of the battery determine the voltage of the battery? In this activity, you will set up an electrical circuit and investigate some of the properties of batteries.


In this activity, you will

  • Make observations about the size of different batteries.
  • Use a probe to measure the voltage of various batteries.
  • Make simple circuits with batteries and bulbs.

Sensors and Equipment

This experiment features the following Vernier sensors and equipment.

Option 1

Option 2

Additional Requirements

You may also need an interface and software for data collection. What do I need for data collection?

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Experiment 41 from Elementary Science with Vernier Lab Book

<em>Elementary Science with Vernier</em> book cover

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