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WHAT WILL YOU MAKE?
WHAT WILL YOU NEED?
- 5 lemons
- 6 short electrical wires with clips at each end
- 5 copper coins
- Sharp knife
- 5 galvanized screws
- LEDs (at least one color)
With an adult’s help, use the knife to make a cut in a lemon, about 1/2in (1cm) from the center, and roughly 3/4in (2cm) deep. Now push a coin firmly into the slit you have created. Do the same with the other four lemons.
About 1/2 in (1 cm) from the center of the first lemon—on the other side to the coin—insert a galvanized screw. Twist it in, clockwise, to secure it in the lemon’s flesh. Now repeat with the other four lemons, then arrange the lemons in a circle.
Squeeze the clip on one wire so that it opens, like a crocodile’s jaws. Place it around the screw in one lemon, so it grips it. Connect the other clip to the coin in another lemon.
Connect all the lemons—coin to screw—as in step 3. For the last lemon, attach a wire to its coin, but don’t connect it to the screw in your first lemon. Instead, attach another wire to that screw.
Each LED has two legs, which are slightly different lengths. With the free end of the wire that is attached to the coin, fix the clip to the slightly longer leg of the LED.
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