Cells and Batteries – 5E40.00

Lemonade Battery – 5E40.10

Lemonade Battery1 5E40.10

Lemonade Battery2 5E40.10

  • Fill a beaker with lemonade.
  • Immerse a strip of magnesium and a copper strip in the beaker.
  • Connect the strips with alligator clips to an LED.
  • Observe the LED light up.


  • Connect the alligator clips to a battery operated clock (batteries removed).
  • The clock will start ticking.

Location: Jacobs B122 Shelf 265

Human Battery – 5E40.20


  • The two plates are galvanized (zinc coated) steel and copper and connected to a voltmeter.
  • Place one hand on either plate.
  • Observer the voltage generated on the voltmeter.

Location: Jacobs B122 – Shelf 263