Darren Chymbeline Pineda, Jade Salentes, Karryle Olarte,
Kathlene Malunao, Felix Villarente
Sta. Elena High School, Marikina City
All people need energy in various forms such as heat, light, sound, etc. to sustain their everyday lives. Although these various forms of energy are equally needed by people, not all of them are always available, especially the energy needed to power up their main appliances which is electricity. Due to the inevitability of the problem of scarce resources, new technologies were developed that made it possible to convert electrical energy into any form of energy. Because of its convenience, it gives electrical energy an important position in the world: it could be converted from one form into any other form. For an instance, a bulb glows when electricity passes through it; this is the conversion of electrical energy into light energy. Another is that a wire gets heated when current pass through it for a long time; this is conversion of electrical energy into heat energy and so on. Notwithstanding, electricity is basically made by burning crude oil. However, crude oil is a limited resource. This means that it is possible to run out in the future. If people don 't use electricity wisely, there might not be enough electricity in the future.With this in mind, the researchers got an idea to do an experiment with the citrus fruits as alternative source of energy. In this way, the researchers can help save the environment in smallways by just using fruits that can be normally seen in homes.
There is one main source of electricity: man made (nuclear, chemicals, wind, solar, hydropower, and fuel-fired) but natural (lightning and static electricity) is another way. However,there is a problem with all of these ways of producing electricity. Most of them are too expensive and unavailable most of the time. For this reason, the people could use an alternative way of producing
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