Batteries and Cells
Science Fair Projects
Ideas and Sample Projects by Grade Level

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Primary School - Grades K-3
P=Project   E=Experiment
Make a simple battery out of coins and test if the number of coins in the pile will affect the amount of electricity produced. [E]
Batteries from Fruits or Vegetables Science Fair Projects
Battery & Cell K-12 Experiments and Background Information
Elementary School - Grades 4-6
P=Project   E=Experiment
Find an electrolyte that will produce more electricity in a Voltaic Pile. [P]
Which Brand of AA Battery Lasts the Longest? Rechargeable vs. Disposable [P]
Make a battery out of money. [E]
Batteries from Fruits or Vegetables Science Fair Projects
Battery & Cell K-12 Experiments and Background Information
Middle School - Grades 7-9
P=Project   E=Experiment
Discover what type of battery and "wire" material will work best to set up lights in a paper circuit. [E]
Investigate the chemistry of a saltwater zinc-air battery, and measure how much voltage and current it can make. [E]
The Effect of Temperature on Name Brand and Generic Batteries [P]
The Effect of Temperature on Disposable and Non Disposable Batteries [P]
Does temperature affect the output voltage or current of a dry cell battery? [P]
Investigate the performance of batteries in a scientifically valid way. [E]
The battery: science, technology, history and innovations. [E] [E] [E] [P]
Which battery works better? Alkaline, lithium, heavy duty, nickel cadmium, or nickel metal hydride? [E] [E] [P]
Evaluate 3 different methods of transferring residual energy from "dead" AA batteries into a nickel metal hydride (NiMH) battery to make it useable. [E]
Determine if exposing Duracell batteries to freezing temperatures for short periods of time will cause them to die faster than Duracell batteries that are not exposed to freezing temperatures. [E]
Will batteries connected in series make a light bulb glow brighter than batteries connected in parallel? [E]
Research why the discharge capacities of lithium ion and lead acid batteries are affected by temperature extremes. [E]
Does Storage Temperature Affect Battery Life? [E]
Build and demonstrate different types of dry cells - Daniell's cell, concentration cell, Volta's pile. [E] [E] [E]
What battery is the best deal in terms of price and the length of use? [E] [E] [E] [E] [P] [P]
Which AA battery brand maintains its voltage for the longest period of time? [E] [P] [P] [P]
What combination of materials (metals) makes the most efficient battery (dry-cell, wet-cell) cathodes? [E] [P] [P] [P]
Make a homemade dry cell and compare its efficiency with a wet cell. [E]
Make a human battery [E] [E]
Operation time of various rechargeable batteries in extreme cold [P]
How does cold affect hearing aid battery life? [E]
Batteries from Fruits or Vegetables Science Fair Projects
Battery & Cell K-12 Experiments and Background Information
High School - Grades 10-12
P=Project   E=Experiment   C=Circuit
Zinc air batteries for affordable, renewable energy storage [P] [P]
Battery Level Monitor Using an Arduino [C]
Experimentally rank the electrochemical reactivity of several metals, and to construct the electrochemical cells that can be made from spontaneous reactions of those elements. [E]
Virus-Based Lithium Ion Batteries [E]
The Effects of Extreme Conditions on Primary and Secondary Cells [E]
The influence of temperature on the operation of batteries and other electrochemical energy storage systems [E]
Do galvanic cells stop recharging over time due to deterioration of their electrodes? [E]
Investigate batteries and battery chargers [E] [E]
Batteries from Fruits or Vegetables Science Fair Projects
Battery & Cell K-12 Experiments and Background Information
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