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Stacked Batteries

Figure from experiment 42 from Elementary Science with Vernier


Did you ever wonder why it takes two batteries stacked together to run a flashlight or why your video game player takes four batteries? Why do they need to be put into these devices a certain way? This activity will allow you to explore how all this works by measuring the voltages across different numbers of batteries stacked together.


In this activity, you will

  • Measure the voltages of batteries as they are stacked together.
  • Compare the voltages of different types of stacked batteries.
  • Draw conclusions about batteries in electronic devices.

Sensors and Equipment

This experiment features the following Vernier sensors and equipment.

Additional Requirements

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

Standards Correlations

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Experiment 42 from Elementary Science with Vernier Lab Book

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

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