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Age range: 11-14
Duration: 60 or more mins
  • D&T
  • Engineering

Potato power

Making a potato powered light

In this activity learners will use the theme of National Earth Day to design and make a potato battery that can provide enough energy to light an LED.

Resources required per learner, pair or small group:

  • 4 Potatoes
  • 3 Red crocodile clips
  • 2 Black crocodile clips
  • 4 Coins (2p/1p)
  • 4 Zinc plated nails
  • Light emitting diode (LED)

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