Potato Battery
(Sponsored Project Guide)

Making electricity from chemicals is based on the same scientific principles on which all modern batteries work. You insert copper and zinc electrodes in a chemical solution (electrolyte) and produce some electricity from the chemical reaction between your electrodes and electrolyte. 

In a potato battery, the electrolyte will be a potato, not a synthetically made chemical. Potatoes are safe to handle so all students can try this project safely.

Potato Battery

Potato battery science project is an electricity/ Chemistry project that can be performed successfully by most students in the age range of 10 to 16. It helps students to learn about producing electrical energy using chemical energy.

Material and instructions:
Materials for this project may be purchased as a kit or may be purchased separately. In this project you will get electricity from potato and use it to light up a light bulb or an LED lamp. You will also compare a few different types of potato to find out which one produces the highest amount of electricity.
Details of this project:
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