Discover the wonders of static electricity as you cause the static spheres to dance inside the tube. Uncover hidden static charges everywhere! The Static Tube works best in dryer climates. Humidity helps to prevent static electricity from forming, so you might have work a little harder to build up a charge if you are in a high humidity area. Recommended for children ages 4 and up.
- 1,2 or 10 pack of Static Tube(s)
How Does It Work?
Simply run your hand over the plastic tube and build up a static charge. Watch the static beads inside jump from side to side to stay away from your finger.
- Can it be fixed? Review by Chrysta
Great way to show the presence of a static charge, but the top came off... I put the top back on and rubbed the tube on my clothes, but the little pieces inside don't seem to recharge. Is there any way to fix it? (Posted on 7/25/13)
- Static Tube Review by Fitz
Exactly what I needed (Posted on 5/31/13)
- Static Tubes Review by Sue Thacker
The grandkids loved them and it really helped to show them about static electricity (Posted on 5/31/13)
- Great for the money... A must have for any electricity demo. Review by DD
I would have given it 5 stars but I needed to hot-glue the ends on so they didn't fall off. Besides that... its a mandatory piece of equip.. for any electrostatic related experiment. (Posted on 5/31/13)
- You get what you pay for Review by Jennifer Jungkim
The styrofoam balls are good at showing how static electricity works.(Posted on 5/31/13)
That said, the tube has to be thin enough to conduct static electricity, meaning it also susceptible to getting mashed up a bit. And if you bang it around too much, the top can pop off, leading to a lot of styrofoam balls all over the place.