Atomic/Electric

Magical Attracting Tape

Magical Attracting Tape In this experiment we will magically force electrons from Scotch Tape to pass to and from a table (note - we'd use Dad in this experiment but you know how stingy Dad is with things like, Ohhh, his tools for instance.  So if you think Dad's stingy with tools try asking him if you can transfer some of his ).  Of course, you won't be able to actually see the electrons transfer but you will definitely see the affects of the hopping electrons.  The device we will create can further be used to test the charge of any object you want. Fill the 2 film cans about 3/4 full of clay. Place 2 straws, side by side, in each of the film…
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Atomic/Electric

Lemon battery experiment – if life gives you lemons, make a battery!

Lemon battery Batteries store chemical energy that can be transmitted as electrical energy through various components in a circuit. You can think of the circuit as the path the electrons (electricity) take. The path has to have no breaks in it and it much be a path made of a material that will allow the electrons to flow ( most metals although some are better conductors than others). Batteries, such as the one we are about to build, have electrodes, or the connection points on the battery. The anode is the electrode at which electrons leave the cell and oxidation occurs, and the cathode is the electrode at which electrons enter the cell and reduction occurs. In our battery, the lemon juice acts as the…
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