Tag: electricity

Electrifying games!

So you should already know what a circuit is, its components and the different types. Now it’s time for some more fun learning! Test your knowledge on electricity, or find out more by playing these great BBC Bitesize games! Start clicking!  What is electricity?   How can you change a circuit?    How do you draw electrical symbols and diagrams?   What…

More about batteries…

In 1800, Alessandro Volta invented the first battery, which came to be known as the voltaic pile. The voltaic pile consisted of pairs of copper and zinc discs piled on top of each other, separated by a layer of cloth or cardboard soaked in saltwater. Gaston Plante invented the first lead-acid battery in 1859. Thomas Edison invented the first alkaline cell…

Eco batteries!

Is it possible to make a battery using a piece of fruit or a vegetable? The answer is yes! It is possible! Read on to find out how. A lemon battery is a simple battery. The source of electric energy is the combination of copper and zinc strips in the citric acid of the lemon. The citric acid of the…