This is a lab sheet for a quick and easy science experiment that helps students understand how electricity flows in a circuit.
Using common materials, students will create a battery and use it to power a small bulb. You will need some pennies, zinc washers, lemon juice, and a strand of Christmas lights. Cut individual bulbs off the strand and expose wires on both sides of the bulb. Soak small pieces of cardboard in lemon juice.
This lab was inspired by this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIdPfDHeROI
This lab really helps students understand how a regular battery works.