Static electricity demos are a staple in every science teacher’s bag of tricks, but this science demo was different than anything I had ever seen. The Fun Fly Stick was first introduced in Europe and made it’s way to the U.S. earlier this year. It’s an ingenious, battery-operated static electricity generator that allows you to float these cool tinsel shapes on a cloud of electrons. Watch the video to see what I mean…

Fun Fly Stick in Action

Okay, so how does it work? The electronic circuitry inside the handle of the device is actually a negative ion generator. Just press the button for few seconds to generate a negative static charge. Drop the tinsel shape onto the stick to quickly transfer the negative charge to the tinsel… and the darn thing floats! This reminded me of a cool static demo created by Bruce Yeany years ago called Floating Static Bands. The Fun Fly Stick takes the idea of floating objects on a cloud of electrons to a whole new level.

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  1. Drew
    Drew says:

    Hey Steve,
    Fantastic video! I don’t know if it is 9news’ problem or who’s but when you make the video full screen, it gets cut off! And this is definitely a video that needs to be made larger cause of it awesomeness. Hopefully it’s just my Firefox… Just thought I should let you guys know.
    -Drew

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  2. Steve
    Steve says:

    Jean – It’s so cool that you enjoy science. I wish that I could just send you the facts about science, but I think that it would take a life time to make that happen. Instead, I want you to spend some time in our experiment library or watch some of the science videos to find out what kind of science interests you. Let’s use that to get you started… okay? Thanks for checking out our website.

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