Create a Lemon Battery – Learn about batteries with your tongue!

PSA – Please remember, you can do these lessons whenever you want, or skip them completely if the energy isn’t there. Simply put, our goal is to give you as many options as possible for engaging and fun science activities so your kiddos will stay engaged with science. That being said, we love seeing you!

Hello Science Family!

I hope everyone’s recharged after a wonderful weekend. We need some entrepreneurial battery chemists to help us design the next generation in edible electrons.

Today we’ll be delving into the world of chemistry as we learn about how batteries work. Hopefully you have a lemon or two sitting around so you can fully experience this tasty buzz. Learning how to create a battery from a Lemon is so fun!

See you at 11:30!

Dr. Erica and Evan

 Links: Youtube

Parent Takeaway – This is a great activity to get kids back on track after a long weekend. It should be easy, fun and fast.

Tuesday: Lemon Battery Power (Chemistry)

Activity: Feel the buzz

Discover the world of chemistry as we learn what ultimately powers batteries – and we will test it with our tongues!


  • Copper pennies (1-2 for feeling the power, 8+ for lighting up an LED)
  • Aluminum foil
  • Paper clips (plastic coated is fine)
  • Lemon (1-3)
  • Soapy water
  • Scissors
  • Knife (we will be cutting the lemons)