NewPath Learning® Green Fuel Cell: Energy From Yeast

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Grades 7-12.

For your STEM curriculum.

Could living organisms generate an electrical current? Students set up a simple cell and, using the organism yeast as well as a special dye capable of entering yeast cells and collecting electrons, determine if the harvested electrons are capable of producing current in the cell and if so, how much current. This fun activity also serves as a great tool to stimulate discussion with regard to alternate energy sources. Kit contains enough materials for 15 groups. Teacher’s manual and student study guide copymasters are included. Includes 10 g yeast instant dry, 25 g dextrose r/g anhydrous (d-glucose), 7-1/2 g phosphate buffer ph 7.0, 5 ml potassium ferricyanide 1.0m, 5 ml methylene blue chloride 1% aq, 30 bottles (15 ml each), 15 bottle caps, 12 in. connecting wires with alligator clips (15 red and 15 black), 30 carbon electrodes, 20 strips (-1/4 in. x 4 in. each), and filter paper (8 in. x 11 in.).

Item Weight: 1.75
Brand: Innovating Science
Prop 65:
Age: 12 yrs. - 18 yrs.
Grade: 7 - 12
School Type: Middle School, High School
Subject Areas: Physical Science


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