Lemon Batteries and Solar Panels by Dr. Ursula Schwuttke, IHMC
October 7, 2017
October Science Saturday was about “Lemon Batteries and Solar Panels”. Hands-on activities for this topic were led by Dr. Ursula Schwuttke, Director of Educational Outreach. Students learned to use a multi-meter to measure the voltage of AA batteries. They then made batteries from lemons and other fruits and they used two of their fruit batteries, connected in series, to power a digital clock. In the final activity, they experimented with solar panels to see how much voltage would be produced with different amounts of light. IHMC appreciates the generosity of the sponsors and participation of high-school student volunteers from Forest and Vanguard High Schools.