Electric Gel Cell

Create a flow of electricity through your dessert! The objective of the lab activity is to create a functional electric cell through gelatin. Using different metals for the cells, groups rank them in voltage order.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Begin the lesson with a discussion of the component of an electric cell
Classroom Considerations
  • Review safety precautions when working with electricity
  • Expects a familiarity with electric circuits
  • Compares the effectiveness of different electric cells
  • Includes instructions for making a galvanometer
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