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How Do Batteries Work?
by Science Made Simple

How a Battery Works

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Article, with Lemon Battery Experiment

This is one of the more popular in a series of science articles for kids by Science Made Simple and includes the lemon battery experiment.

Topics covered:

  • How batteries work in general.
  • Energy, electric charge, battery voltage, current and electricity, electrical circuits (series circuits and parallel circuits), and more.
  • Different kinds of batteries (alkaline battery, carbon zinc battery, rechargeable battery) and how each of them work.

Projects included:

  • Make a lemon battery - Learn why some lemon batteries work, but most won't!
  • Make a salt water battery

Each science article has four sections:

  • The main section gives a clear, detailed answer to the question.
  • "I Can Read " pages are written in simple, clear language for young readers.
  • "Learn More About It" pages are more difficult and cover additional information in more depth
  • Projects related to the topic.

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