суббота, 20 февраля 2016 г.

Pumpkin STEM Project Pumpkin Clock Using Potato Clock Kit

Pumpkin STEM Project Pumpkin Clock Using Potato Clock Kit
Pumpkin STEM Project Pumpkin Clock Using Potato Clock Kit

Pumpkin STEM Project with Potato Clock Kit Science Experiment

PUMPKIN STEM PROJECT: MAKE A CLOCK


There are a lot of fun ways to explore STEM at home with your kids and you don’t have to be a rocket scientist either. I’m not, but I still want to be able to enjoy cool ideas at home and learn a little something too. Since we don’t have copper, zinc, wires, and little clocks hanging around, I needed to get some supplies. This kit proved to be perfect {this is NOT sponsored!} and we can easily reuse the supplies.


SUPPLIES USED


Green Science Potato Clock Kit {Amazon affiliate link provided for your convenience}


2 Small Pumpkins


Pumpkin Potato Clock STEM Kit Science for Kids

SETTING UP YOUR PUMPKIN STEM PROJECT


The instructions in this Green Science Potato Clock Kit are very simple to follow even if you don’t think you follow directions well! I did use a small knife to make slits for the copper and zinc strips. I imagine a potato is easier to push through, but I didn’t want to bend the strips as that is what started to happen. My son was able to help with the whole process and loved it! He did not think the pumpkins would work!


Making a Pumpkin Clock for a Pumpkin STEM Project

He enjoyed fiddling around with the little clock to set the time. The kit suggests trying out many different things to see if they produce the energy needed to power up the clock. I love that we can reuse the items for more tests, so it’s really worth it to keep these materials to reuse. It was really cool to see the pumpkin clock working.


Testing Pumpkin STEM Project Making a Pumpkin Clock

PUMPKIN CLOCK SCIENCE


What’s the science behind this pumpkin clock and cool pumpkin STEM project? You just made a battery out of your pumpkins! Talk about green science! The particles inside the pumpkins help convert the chemical energy inside the strips of metal into electrical energy. An electrical current moves between the two strips. The pumpkin allows the current to flow. An electrical current is also flowing through the wires to power the clock


Pumpkin Clock for Fall STEM Using Potato Clock Kit

There are many fun ways to use seasonal items, like pumpkins to fuel your STEM learning from pumpkin volcanos to a pumpkin pulley to a pumpkin tinker/maker project! We have corralled all of our favorite pumpkin STEM activities for both orange and white pumpkins into one spot! Yes, white pumpkins are fun too!


pumpkin-clock-stem-activity

PUMPKIN STEM PROJECT WITH A POTATO CLOCK KIT


Click on the photos below for more fun pumpkin STEM ideas to try at home or in the classroom!


Original article and pictures take http://littlebinsforlittlehands.com/pumpkin-stem-project-potato-clock-kit/ site


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