IS6500 Green Fuel Cell Kit
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
5 Red Connecting Wires w/Alligator Clips
5 Black Connecting Wires w/Alligator Clips
15 Carbon Electrodes
5 Measuring Caps
20 Filter Paper Strips
Phosphate Buffer, to make 500ml
5mL Potassium Ferricyanide
5mL Methylene Blue
10g Active Yeast
Required: Voltage sensor
*”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 http://www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.