We lucked upon some really cheap home science experiment kits at a clearance sale, so Littletree picked out a few that looked interesting, the first one she wanted to do was a liquid-powered clock.
The unboxing is always exciting, especially when things come with safety equipment! Littletree is so big on safety – she even made the cat go outside for this as it says on the safety information “keep small children and animals away from chemicals”.
First step – reading the instructions. Always read the instructions carefully. It amazes me just how well Littletree can read when she wants to, but if anyone asks her arbitrarily to read something, she’ll say “I can’t read”.
So after a careful examination of all the safety warnings and instructions and checking the inventory, she set to work
Assembling all the plastic bits
Wiring it all up (also learning about currents and wiring)
And then the acidic juice needed to start the reaction (mmmm cranberry)
Copper and Zinc plates (which involved a long discussion about copper and zinc and the different properties of various metals)
And voila! A working digital clock, powered by juice.
I’m thinking it wont be long before Littletree is hacking this kit to power all sorts of things.