How to start a fire with a lemon - Science

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how to make a fire with a lemon


– 6 Lemons
– 12 copper clips
– 12 Galvanised Zink Nail's
– Wire
– Steel wool


Take a lemon and soften it up in your hand. Push the copper clips into the lemon on the same side about a centimetre apart. Do the same with the Zink nails on the other side. Take some wire and connect the first copper clip to the second nail, the second copper clip to the third nail and so on. This creates the reaction that will conduct the electricity.
Connect the wire to each side. Take the steel wool and put some tinders on top. This will help spark about 5 volts of electricity from the lemon.


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  • science experiments
  • science fun

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