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This is an activity that demonstrates how batteries work using simple household materials. Learners use a pickle, aluminum foil and a pencil to create an electrical circuit that powers a buzzer. Most common batteries — such as car batteries and the batteries inside a flashlight — work on the same principle that the pickle battery works on: two metals suspended in an ion-rich liquid or paste separate an electric charge, creating an electrical current around a circuit. In this activity, the pickle provides the ion-rich liquid - pickles contain salt water, which is rich in ions.

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    • Grade 1
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    Keywords:

    ions,NSDL,battery,energy,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-056,Electric Circuits,pickles,Energy and Power,current,Informal Education,Middle School,Physical science,Chemistry,Physics,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110926130934127T,electricity,Engineering,High School,circuit,Electric Charges and Currents,Electrical Engineering,Technology

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    English

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