Chemistry

Zinc-carbon battery

How do batteries work and what are they made of? Explore the world inside the most common energy source with the “Zinc-carbon battery” set by MEL Science! You’ll assemble batteries yourself and use them to run a clock or to power an LED! You’ll also make “liquid wires” to draw a pattern that can conduct electricity!

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You will:

  • learn how to build your own battery
  • create “liquid wires” you can draw with

You will learn:

  • how batteries work
  • which materials conduct electricity

What's inside the "Zinc-carbon battery" set?

Everything you need to complete the project successfully.
Zinc-carbon battery

Experiments

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This set and 70+ others are included in the MEL Science subscription. Subscribe to MEL Science to get a new science set every month.