4M – Lemon Clock
When life gives you lemons… make a crude battery! HA! But seriously, with this simple 4M Kidz Lab kit that’s exactly what you’ll do. Discover the science behind batteries, and make your own working lemon-powered clock. No store-purchased batteries or power points needed, just a lemon and an inquisitive kid. Accessible science disguised as fun!
What you get?
Lemon Clock by 4M KidzLabs
How does it work?
The copper plates act like the positive electrodes of a battery. They are plated with a metal which is less reactive than zinc. When the copper plates and zinc plates are inserted into the lemon, a chemical reaction takes place. Electrons (extremely small particles with negative charge) move from the zinc plates to the copper plates to form a current, thus activating the LCD watch. The lemon juice helps to conduct electricity. You can replace the lemon with a potato, a grapefruit or use soft drinks and see what effect they have.
The lemon juice helps to conduct electricity. You can replace the lemon with a potato, a grapefruit or use soft drinks and see what effect they have.
Put some zing in the old tick tock with a lemon powered clock!
Discover the science of batteries by building a lemon-powered clock.
Made using safe and high quality materials, just add a lemon for a fun lesson in battery science.
Included in the package are copper and zinc plates, wire, and a clock.
The required lemon is not included.
This clock is recommended for ages 5 and up.
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Build a lemon powered clock
Discover the science of batteries
Includes copper and zinc plates, wire and a clock
Lemon required, not included
For ages 5 and up
Electricity and electrical circuits
How batteries work
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD – Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years.