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Carolina STEM Challenge®: Battery Dilemma Kit

Item # 180958 Exclusive

Allow your students to assume the role of electrical engineers, designing batteries using a potato and pairs of dissimilar metals. Students compare various metals as they attempt to produce the highest-voltage, and eventually the best, battery. Student groups then compete to design ways to boost and to alter the voltage output of their batteries. This kit is designed for 10 lab stations with students working cooperatively in groups of 3.

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$74.25

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Allow your students to assume the role of electrical engineers, designing batteries using a potato and pairs of dissimilar metals. Students compare various metals as they attempt to produce the highest-voltage, and eventually the best, battery. Student groups then compete to design ways to boost and to alter the voltage output of their batteries. This kit is designed for 10 lab stations with students working cooperatively in groups of 3.

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Components Qty Included?
Red Wire with Clip 20 Included
Black Wire with Clip 20 Included
Buzzer 1 Included
Copper Metal Strip 10 Included
Zinc Metal Strip 10 Included
Magnesium Ribbon 10 Included
Red LED 10 Included
Petri Dish, 100 × 15 mm 20 Included
Cardboard Tray 11 Included
Battery, 9 V 1 Included
Teacher’s Manual with Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Voltmeter or Digital Multimeter 10 Needed, Not Included
Small Potato 10 Needed, Not Included
LCD Clock, Timer, or Calculator (or any 1.5-V device powered by a button battery) 10 Needed, Not Included
Plastic Knife 10 Needed, Not Included
Thermometer 10 Needed, Not Included
Beaker, 400 mL or 600 mL 10 Needed, Not Included
Bunsen Burner (or hot plate) 10 Needed, Not Included
Resealable Plastic Bag 20 Needed, Not Included
Ice Needed, Not Included
Water Needed, Not Included
Scissors Needed, Not Included
Sandpaper (or emery board) Needed, Not Included
Pliers Needed, Not Included
Screwdriver Needed, Not Included


Carolina STEM Challenge® Emerging Energies Series

Engineer excitement!Carolina STEM Challenge

These NEW kits for middle and high school environmental science offer:

  • Exciting STEM components
  • Fun, challenging activities for students
  • Easy implementation, even if you are new to STEM
  • Unique topics in emerging energies

Carolina STEM Challenge® Emerging Energies Series kits engage and inspire students with fun, real-world design challenges in an exciting tournament-style format. Integrating STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) into your environmental science curriculum has never been more exciting or easier.

Carolina STEM Challenge® kits incorporate STEM components and focus on engineering concepts and practices in line with the Next Generation Science Standards. Student teams design, build, test, and compete in a cooperative-learning environment. This gives them the opportunity to strengthen their critical-thinking and creative problem-solving skills and reflect on their entry’s performance and what they could do to improve it.

Carolina STEM Challenge® kits are easy to use, even if you are new to STEM. We designed each kit to include everything you need for classroom success:

  • Warm-up activity with background information
  • STEM design template and challenge
  • Notebooking and literacy extensions
  • Materials and instructions to support small design teams
  • Grading rubrics

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