Did you know there was a period of mass starvation, disease, and emigration in Ireland between 1845 and 1852 all caused by potatoes? This period of time is referred to as the Irish Potato Famine. Nearly two-fifths of the population was dependent on this crop year-round for food. The cause of the crops being destroyed was the potato blight, which makes the plants wither and decay. Approximately two million lives were altered in Ireland all due to the potato.
What else could be done with potatoes? Do you think you could make a light bulb shine by using the potatoes as a battery? That is exactly your task! Using the potatoes and other materials, create a circuit to make a LED light up.
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