Title

Juan's dilemma: A new twist on the old lemon battery

Document Type

Article

Department or Administrative Unit

Science Education

Publication Date

10-2010

Abstract

When life hands you lemons, make a battery! In this article, we describe an activity that we call Juan’s Dilemma, an extension of the familiar lemon-battery activity (Goodisman 2001). Juan’s Dilemma integrates oxidation and reduction chemistry with circuit theory in a fun, real-world exercise. We designed this activity for a ninth-grade physical science class, and our students have found it to be intriguing and challenging.

Comments

This article was originally published in Science Teacher. The full-text article from the publisher can be found here.

Due to copyright restrictions, this article is not available for free download from ScholarWorks @ CWU.

Journal

Science Teacher

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