Animal & Plant Electricity

Author: Bruce S. Karpe

School/Organization:

Swenson Arts & Technology High School

Year: 2015

Seminar: Electronics from Toys to Tools: An Adventure for Future Engineers

Grade Level: 9-12

Keywords: animal, cellular transmissions, electrical signal, electricity, environmental stimuli

School Subject(s): Science, Environmental Science, Technology

The purpose of this unit is to demonstrate the electrical characteristics of cellular transmissions. Students will construct simple batteries and electrical circuits as well as study through movies, a device for amplifying an electrical signal in order to record the electrical activity produced in muscles and to discover that even plants are electrically excitable and can display electrical responses to environmental stimuli.

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