In this activity, learners construct a device out of a piezoelectric igniter, like those used as barbecue lighters. Learners use the device to remotely start current flowing in a simple series circuit containing a small electric fan.
Under 5 minutes
30 to 45 minutes
Estimated Materials Cost:
$5 - $10 per student
Ages 11 - 18
Activity, Experiment/Lab Activity
Piezoelectric igniter (found in butane-fueled barbecue lightrs or propane grills)