Will a potato turn a light bulb on?

Yes, It will !


My Question : Will a potato light up a light bulb?

My Hypothesis : Yes it will

My Background Knowledge : A penny & a galvanized nail are used for this 'battery'. Copper & zinc are required or this process, but not a penny & a nail per se. A potato works well, but a tomato, lemon or other citrus fruit can be substituted. The zinc and the copper are the anode and cathode terminals of your potato battery. Using ordinary hook-up electrical wire, you can use the potato to create a voltaic cell, which will power a VERY small bulb. A light emitting diode (LED) will work fine.

Procedure : First I got a potato, then I got a nail and some copper. I put the copper around the nail. Then I stuck the nail into the potato. Then I cut a hole in the potato and put the light bulb in the hole.

Data : I collected that the experiment did work but the light bulb kept flickering.

Conclusion : When you lose power get a potato and a light and a nail also some copper wire, and make a light

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