Years of time in research and development...centuries of fellow scientists telling us it couldn’t be done...but we finally did it. We caught lightning! The Mini Plasma Ball puts the power, beauty, and awe-inspiring nature of electricity at your fingertips. Watch as the lightning jumps from the plasma in the center to reach out and touch your finger as you press it against the glass. You can even feel the electricity as it lightly warms your fingertips. Just try to keep your fingers off of the dancing plasma as the Mini Plasma Electricity Ball creates a dramatic display of light inside a hand blown glass sphere. Now, for the first time ever, this plasma technology is available in this new compact size that's perfect for your desk or tabletop. Ages 8 and up.
1 Mini Plasma Electricity Ball
- 6" tall
- 4" diameter
**Power options (not included): Four AA-batteries or 6-Volt adaptor.**
How Does It Work?
The Mini Plasma Electricity Ball is a plasma globe. Originally invented by Nikola Tesla, plasma globes are high-frequency electrical currents in a glass globe filled with a mixture of various gases. When you place your hand on the glass globe, you provide the electrical currents an attractive place for the energy to flow.
What Does It Teach?
The Mini Plasma Electricity Ball is a unique, hands-on way to experience and visualize electrical currents. Everyone, regardless of age, will be drawn to the high voltage display of dancing pink and purple currents.
- Lower quality than expected. Review by COinCO
My son (10) enjoys using this plasma ball in his room but frequently is frustrated by the battery cover coming loose and the batteries disengaging. We have taped the cover on, but still the weight of the batteries in the underside of the base pull away from the casing and we need to press them into the base to make the batteries connect. (Posted on 4/14/13)
- Just ok Review by Monica Shadid
Not very impressed, it was very small and flimsy. Worked ok, but you could barely see it. Not worth the money. (Posted on 3/17/13)
- Review of Mini Plasma Review by Jacqueline Anderson
Works fine, thanks (Posted on 2/23/13)
- Great exploration and learning fun! Review by Sherry Crann
This has been a very fun and educational acquisition. My young sons are taking an interest in electrical properties, and are happy to explain how this works to others who visit. Very affordable, and we have not had any problems with it (just be sure to keep the DC "plug" installed when operating on batteries). (Posted on 1/13/13)
- Need to return Review by Lisa Britt
This item did caught on fire. All batteries put in correctly, but started smoking. Will find out how to return.
I ordered alot of items and only had two with some defects. Which happens. Not a big deal. (Posted on 11/21/12)
- plasma ball Review by Ann Stocker
Students absolutely love it. (Posted on 10/2/12)
- plasma fun!!! Review by james
my kids had lots of fun as they watched the bolts jump and when they touch the bulb and watch the bolts follow their fingers (Posted on 8/18/12)