Oranges and Batteries

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Orange you glad you can make circuits using fruit? Young electricians learn about electric circuits and electricity. As part of the lesson, they build a circuit with an orange and then with a banana.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners test other fruit for conductivity and record results in a table
Classroom Considerations

  • Some electrical components are necessary for the activity
  • Be sure to conduct a safety orientation before the lesson
Pros

  • Instructions include diagrams of activity setup
  • Provides engineering and science connections
Cons

  • None