In this lab student use a digital multimeter to measure the voltage of a variety of batteries. Can you tell a battery’s voltage by looking at it? Only if you read the label! Batteries come in many sizes and voltages and one doesn’t determine the other.
NOTE: This is the video version of this lab, to see the written instructions, click here.
♦ Multimeters can measure voltage
♦ Batteries come in a variety of voltages
♦ Size of battery does not equate to voltage or power
assorted batteries, digital multimeter or voltmeter
This lab takes about 40 mins.
Scaffolded writing prompts & lab reporting
Answer Keys and Teacher Notes
address most questions and issues that might arise in this study—you shouldn’t have to do any outside research unless you want to.
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