- Switch Pitch
Another transforming Hoberman invention from Chuck Hoberman the master of unfolding structures!
Toss this innovative ball in the air and watch the colors magically flip! What was once a green ball, becomes an orange ball and back again. Or watch a blue ball become purple become blue... In all, there are four cool colour combinations to collect.
The product itself is fascinating. When tossed in the air, watch it pull apart, and if it passes the midpoint, returns with a new color on the outside. Your mind will flip too, as you try to understand the 'why' and 'how' of the colour change.
Handheld, magical colour-flipping balls make a fun, portable toy, and are truly brilliant! Use in the classroom to demonstrate activation energy - the more energy you throw it with, the more likely the ball will flip and change.
What you get
Transforming Switch Pitch by Hoberman.
A tip to manually force a colour change
Put your fingers in the three triangle cut-outs, and slowly pull the ball apart by lifting upward and inward. This will force a manual colour flip. With a little practice you can also balance it in an open position.
- Spatial awareness
- Simple machines levers and pivots
- Activation energy
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years.
|Age Group||5-6 Years, 7-8 Years, 9-10 Years, 11-12 Years, 12+ 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.