science fair blog by Riley parker

citrus battery voltage By Riley parker

What was your research question what were trying to solve?

We were trying to see how much voltage each fruit contained to see if it could actually power something more then just a small battery

Why was this topic important?

We wanted to see if it could maybe power something useful maybe a charging station for a phone.

What research have you done? have you already collected data? what did you find out?

We did do some research but to no avail the battery was not strong enough to power what we wanted it to power. the numbers for the lime lemon and orange were all to weak. Orange 0.04 lemon 0.12 lime was 0.18

How did you plan to set up your investigation? what materials were you planning to use? what are the step by step instructions to conduct your experiment?

We planned to set it up with all the tools necessary which were lime lemon orange and grapefruit, a penny a nail and a multimeter a knife and cutting board. the step by step instructions include, first start by rolling the fruit on the cutting bard then make 2 small cuts at the top then stick the penny in and place the nail on the other side then place the the voltage measurers along the penny and nail and measure the voltage.

did you consult an adult while doing this experiment?

No, we didn’t we figured that we should do it on our own.



my science quote

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom 

– Isaac Asimov (author and biochemist, 1920-1992)

  This quote spoke to me because of how true it is to heart. People use knowledge as wisdom which is not the case. Wisdom is the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment the quality of being wise. Wisdom come with age and is earned not learned and people are gaining the knowledge way faster than when they would gain wisdom from trial and error. Because of technology this has advanced the modern image as something more futuristic and I believe that we should go do some more trail and error to gain wisdom before we do something we may regret.

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                                              (Issac Asimov)
here are some other quotes that made me think…….
  • “Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.” …
  • “In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate.” …
  • “If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood.

some facts about Issac that made me wonder…..

his parents were immigrants that owned candy stores

he was rejected from every school he applied to

he had a successful career in Academia

he met his second wife at a meet and greet

in conclusion he was a good man and an amazing scientist and his quotes are extremely inspiring and he needs more recondition in my opinion


“35 Years Ago, Isaac Asimov Was Asked by the Star to Predict the World of 2019. Here Is What He Wrote | The Star.” Thestar.Com, Accessed 30 Jan. 2020.



my favourite youtube clip

This is a clip from my favourite tv show Greys Anatomy. this is when the 2 main characters adopt a baby. her name is Zola and she is brought by an orphanage in Africa. For medical help. I find this extremely inspiring due to the fact that they are adopting a baby and giving her a second chance at an amazing life.

Favourite Picture

This is my favourite picture because this is my best friend and we’ve been friends for a very long time and she is amazing funny and beautiful. we have been friends for 2 years. We have been through a roller coaster of emotions together and I love her. We will continue to rule the world together.

hello world

Hi, my name is Riley and I go to a school in the Tri-City area. my favourite out of school activity is swimming and running. My favourite class that I’m in, in school is metal work, I like it because we get to use our creativity and our imagination towards making usable items.