Potato Battery: Engineering Challenge Project ~ Great STEM Activity!

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2nd - 7th, Homeschool
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Engineering Challenge:

Can you make a working potato battery using the materials provided?

Materials: (per group)

2-4 zinc-covered nails
2-4 pennies
Plastic knife
Light bulb (flashlight sized)
Pieces of wire

This packet contains all the information you need to make this a great engineering activity in your classroom! Lab sheets, student and teacher instructions, and challenge signs are all included! Using simple and cheap materials, you can engage your students in the engineering process!

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Total Pages
8 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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