As the mother of a young girl, I want to make sure that I am doing everything within my power to make sure that she has every opportunity to succeed in life, on whatever path she chooses.
Should she decide later on that she wants to pursue a science based career, I want to provide her with as many opportunities for exploration and imagination as I can.
Today, we’re partnering with Green Works to do just that.
Green Works, the maker of household cleaners derived from the strength of naturally sourced ingredients, is the first official sponsor of StemBox, a new monthly subscription service aimed at young girls, providing hands on science experiments and concepts each month to explore STEM.
This month’s experiment included creating energy and a clock out of fruit.
Can a couple of lemons really power a light bulb or a clock?
It turns out they can!
StemBox Lemon Battery Experiment
With StemBox, you’ll have everything you need but the lemons delivered right to your door.
- Alligator Clips
- LED Light Bulbs
- Safety Goggles
- Zinc Nails
- Copper Wire
- 4 Lemons
To start, you’ll need to roll your lemons on a hard surface to release the juice that’s inside. The kids are going to have a blast with this.
One thing that we learned with the first lemon is that you don’t want to press them too hard when you roll or you’ll end up with a lemon that leaks all over the place as soon as you start inserting the nails.
Place one of the nails and one piece of the copper wire in opposite sides of each lemon and repeat with all 4 of your lemons.
Using the provided alligator clips, connect the Zinc nail of one lemon to the copper wire of another, making 3 connections between the lemons and leaving one copper wire and one nail empty.
For the last connection, place one alligator clip on the empty copper wire and a separate clip on the nail.
Separate the ends of an LED light bulb and connect those two alligator clips.
Finally, turn off the lights and watch what happens to the light bulb!
Also included in this month’s StemBox is a fruit clock that you can use with your lemons (or various other types of fruit). Who knew you could produce so much energy with a few pieces of fruit?!
More on Green Works StemBox
These Stem Boxes are designed to be fun and engaging for girls between the ages of 7 to 13 and provide new hands on science experiments and concepts each month and contains all the necessary components to complete a STEM experiment, delivered right to your door! They’re perfect for supplementing your science curriculum, as an after school activity, or even as a gift!
As a continuing supporter of girls in STEM, Green Works knows great things happen when women get involved in science. Years ago, a dedicated, female scientist Maria Ochomogo led the team that created the laundry and household cleaners that make-up today’s Green Works line.
With only 1 in every 1,000 girls pursuing STEM careers, Green Works is looking for unique and fun ways to continue inspiring young girls to pursue a career in science.
A portion of the proceeds from each March Green Works StemBox subscription will be donated to AAUW, The American Association of University Women, to continue their work of empowering women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.
To learn more about Green Works and their continued support of Girls in STEM visit GreenWorksCleaners.com.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Green Works . The opinions and text are all mine.