Currents From The Kitchen

Currents in the Kitchen

Observation: During this experiment, we noticed that it is possible to create electricity with fruits or vegetables. The items that we used were, two pears, one apple, and two oranges. During the experiment, we tried all the fruits together in the circuit, but we could never managed to get the volts to pass one. We were never able to light the light bulb, because we didn’t creat enough volts to light it.

Results: What we noticed in the experiment is that the pear and the apple created the strongest charge of electricity when in the same circuit, but they still couldn’t light the lightbulb. Whenever we tried the oranges it would creat a negative charge.

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Q. What is causing electrons to flow in this experiment?

Current Electricity

Q. Is this the next “big thing” in clean energy?

In my opinion i wouldn’t think that fruits and vegetables are the best source of energy, how many fruits and veggies’ would you need to power a house? There are better option which are also a source of clean energy, for example a Hydro-Dam.

Q. If your bulb doesn’t glow, why not?

Our lightbulb didn’t glow because we didn’t create enough volts, to light a lightbulb.

Q. How can i use this in my everyday life?

I don’t necessarily think you could typically use this type of electricity in your daily life because it can only power so little, and in our life we use electricity almost 24/7.

Science 9 Mind Map


Molly Schmidt                    Mind Maps                    November 4th, 2015



1. How does Electricity never turn off in your house until you turn it off?

2. How was it created?

3. Who thought that there would be such thing as electricity?

4. Is electricity easy to create?

5. Where does it get its power from?

6. How does electricity contract heat?

7. What would our world look like without it?

8. Is it an expensive thing to own?



TOKTW 2015

Molly Schmidt

Name of your host: Laurie Schmidt Relationship to you: My father.

The Interview:

1. What is your job title? Assistant vice president

2. What is your job description? Real-estate Developer.

3. What are the duties and/or tasks you perform at your job? To coordinate and manage real state land acquisition.

4. What qualifications do you have for this job in the following areas:

Training? Architechtual.

Educ ation? Architectural diploma.

Experience? 30 years experience in the architectural and development industry.

5. What are some of the things you like about the job?

Can be exciting, and challenging. No two days are ever the same.

6. What are some of the things you dislike about this job?

Can be very stressful.

7. How do you anticipate this job changing in the next 5 years or so?

Will become more challenging. Harder to find good development sites.

Student Reflection

1. Give three reasons why you would like this job (be specific):

a) To work with building designs.

b) To know what is being built.

c) To discover new things about buildings, and how they are built

2. Give three reasons why you would not like this job (be specific):

a. Long days.

b. Amount of confusing work.

c. Amount of stress.

3. Is this job for you? Why or why not?

wouldn’t say this job is for me, because i would like to to a job where your doing stuff constantly all day, not sitting in a office on a computer.

4. Explain the value of the TOKTW experience in relation to your ideas about your post secondary (after high school) plans (education?, training?, travel?, work?).

The values of TOKTW is that you can experience what it is like to have a job, and the things you do to make a income. It will help me with my relation to post secondary because it is teaching me that hard work earns money. And it can be hard to earn money.