Innovating Science® - Green Fuel Cell Kit

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Manufacturer ID - IS6500

Students will learn about acids and bases through a class discussion and then test a dilute acid and dilute base with neutral litmus paper to learn how the paper indicates something is acidic or basic. Once that skill is learned they can move on to test some common items that would be found around their house to determine if they are acids or bases. Optional: Extra litmus paper is included to test more items either from home or around the school building for a greater understanding of acids and bases. The activity contains enough materials for 6 groups of students.

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Monitor the voltage generated by a biological fuel cell, using the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. A simple sugar will be used as a food source for the yeast and methylene blue will be employed as an electron mediator. The cell will be constructed without the mediator and a baseline voltage will be established as some electrochemical activity will be occurring. Once the cell has stabilized, the mediator will be added and the effect on voltage will be monitored and recorded using a Neulog®® Voltage sensor.There are enough materials for 15 set ups.

Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*

Disciplinary Core Ideas: PS1.A; PS1.B
Performance Expectations: MS-PS1-3
Cross Cutting Concepts: Structure and Function
Engineering Practices: Obtaining, Evaluating and Communicating Information

Kit Includes:
5 Red Connecting Wires w/Alligator Clips
5 Black Connecting Wires w/Alligator Clips
15 Carbon Electrodes
10 Bottles
5 Measuring Caps

20 Filter Paper Strips
Phosphate Buffer, to make 500ml
5mL Potassium Ferricyanide
25g Glucose
5mL Methylene Blue
10g Active Yeast

Required: Voltage sensor

DOT Info:

*"Next Generation Science Standards" is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards was involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Phthalates, which is known to the State of California to cause reproductive harm. For more information go to
Brand Name
Innovating Science®
Performance Expectations 5-PS1-3
Cross Cutting Concepts Cause and Effect
Scale, Proportion, and Quantity
Engineering Practices Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
Box Used 12663SBOX
Width (in) 6.25
Height (in) 4
Weight (oz) 19.9
Weight (lb) 1.24
Country of Origin US
Harmonization Code 9023.00.0000
DOT Description Non regulated

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