The first event of the year had the chapter to participate in the University of Calgary’s Reverse Science Fair on the afternoon of March 3, 2018. The purpose of the event was to promote the interest in science and engineering for young children. The Calgary chapter decided to set up an electrochemistry booth to demonstrate fruit and vegetable batteries, including lemons, limes, apples, bananas and potatoes. Over 50 participants attended the event, including grade school children and their parents, where they initially guessed which fruit/vegetable battery would work, and then completed the circuit to light up the LED bulb. For each ‘battery’, the children also measured the potentials with a voltmeter. The chapter hopes to do more science outreach events during the year.

 
 

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