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Sample Materials List & Experimental Procedure

Materials List

Experimental Procedure

  1. Number each battery so you can tell them apart.
  2. Measure each battery's voltage by using the voltmeter.
  3. Put the same battery into one of the devices and turn it on.
  4. Let the device run for thirty minutes before measuring its voltage again. (Record the voltage in a table every time it is measured.)
  5. Repeat step 4 until the battery is at 0.9 volts or until the device stops.
  6. Do steps 1–5 again, three trials for each brand of battery in each experimental group.
  7. For the camera flash push the flash button every 30 seconds and measure the voltage every 5 minutes.
  8. For the flashlights rotate each battery brand so each one has a turn in each flashlight.
  9. For the CD player repeat the same song at the same volume throughout the tests.