Vernier Software and Technology
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Lemon "Juice"

Introduction

“Juice” is a slang term sometimes used for electricity. Batteries are made up of one or more cells. Cells often consist of two different materials in a solution and connected to each other by a wire. In this experiment, you will study some basic principles of cells using the juice of a lemon as the cell solution. You will place small pieces of two different materials into the lemon, and a computer will be used to measure and display the voltages produced.

Objectives

In this experiment, you will

  • Build several cells.
  • Measure and display cell voltages.
  • Discover which combinations produce a voltage.
  • Decide which combination makes the "best" battery.

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 17 from Middle School Science with Vernier Lab Book

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