Hold the WHOLE world in your hands . . . By touching the balls metal strips and closing the circuit, the ball lights up and creates sound. An ingenious and inexpensive device to teach and learn about electricity. Or just for fun. Compulsive fiddlers will delight.
Age: 7 +
What you get
Energy Ball in a blister pack
How does it work?
Teachers and students will LOVE this one. The challenge: how do you get electricity to flow through the circuit and the ball to pulsate with sound and light? There is no switch, just two metal electrodes. The Energy Ball is an example of an open circuit. Upon investigation it will become obvious that when you touch the metal electrodes the electricity flows and the ball comes to life. By touching the electrodes you have closed the circuit, no more gaps means electrons can flow. Group demonstrations are always a hit: have everyone hold hands in a circle, then include the energy ball by having two people touch one electrode each. The electricity flows through everyone in the circle to light up the energy ball. What happens when someone lets go of the person next to them? A gap is created just like a switch. This demonstrates that people are good conductors of electricity, but what about other materials? Use the energy ball to find out.
- Electricity and electrons
- Open and closed circuits
- Conductors and insulators
The electrical energy comes from a battery already inside the Energy Ball.
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years.
|Age Group||5-6 Years, 7-8 Years|
What are the shipping costs?
FREE Shipping is available on all orders over $120 to anywhere in Australia!
Orders under the value of $120 incur a low flat rate shipping cost of only $9.95 to anywhere in Australia.
Express, Registered and International delivery options are also available. The cost for these premium shipping services will be automatically calculated during the checkout process. Please conact us if you have any queries with these services.
In some cases we may need to apply a shipping surcharge to large or fragile items, especially to remote or non-urban locations. You will be contacted by us for confirmation if this additional charge is applicable.
How long will it take for my order to arrive?.
You should receive your order within 2 to 4 working days, although to some regional and out back areas it can take up to 2 working days longer. Orders going to WA also take a little longer, up to 6 working days.
All standard orders are shipped using Australia Post's eParcel service, so you'll be kept fully informed of the progress of your order during its journey to you. Aside from receiving regular email updates, you can enter your tracking number into Australia Post's website at any time for information about the delivery status of your order.
International delivery will take from between 1 to 4 weeks depending on the destination and potential customs clearance delays.
When will my order be shipped?
We ship every Victorian business day. Orders received and paid for by 12pm AEST time will generally be shipped the same day.
If you require your order urgently, we have a next day delivery express service available.
What locations do you ship to?
We ship to both Australian and International customers.
What shipping options are available?
The majority of orders are shipped using Australia Post's trackable eParcel service, with larger orders being sent by national courier.
We also have options for express or registered post. A number of international delivery options are also available. These can be selected during checkout.