Kitchen cupboard science: electricity

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By Gillian Ravenscroftscience coordinator and freelance writer

Add some spark to your science investigations with bits and bobs from your kitchen cupboard

Kitchen cupboard science

Find all your science resources in your kitchen cupboards

There are some great resources for an electricity topic lurking in your kitchen cupboards. From oranges to potatoes, a variety of foods can be connected into circuits to make electrical components work. Or pull out that neglected tangle of string, bottle tops and other odds and ends so that your class can identify conductors and insulators. Kitchen appliances also provide a good focus point for messages on using electricity safely.

1. Potato power

Learning objective: To make batteries from a variety of foods.

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  1. Kirstin McCreadie Assistant Editor
    on 11 June 2010

    Activity sheets

    Apologies for this error. The activity sheets are now available again.

  2. Nycki
    on 31 May 2010

    Sounds good but

    Activity sheets not avaliable?