This is the first year Dallin had to do a science fair project. Luckily, his teacher made it pretty easy on us and gave us a website to go to where Dallin could simply pick out a project to do. The website spelled out each step of the process and made it pretty easy to do! But even though it was relatively easy, it was still a pretty interesting project.
Dallin decided to learn a little bit about creating electricity. He found a project that allowed you to produce electrical current with the use of coins – specifically nickels and pennies. Grandpa let us borrow his multi-meter to measure the current.
Prep work: Washing the coins, cutting paper towels to hold the electrolyte solution, and making the solution
Building the voltaic stack – one penny, soaked paper towel, one nickel, soaked paper towel, and so on
Taking the measurements:
Dallin had lots of fun doing it! Plus he got a 100 on his project – Awesome!