The Energy Stick is the newest tool in experimenting with open and closed circuits. Completely safe to touch and handle, the Energy Stick features electrodes on each end of its 7.5″ long tube. When these electrodes are touched simultaneously, long-lasting LED lights inside the tube flash and the tube makes a noise. Release one or both of the electrodes and the flashing lights and noise stop. Do it over and over again… it works every time!
That’s awesome, but did you know that you can do the same thing with an entire circle of people? It’s true! Gather up an entire class, youth group, or party to hold hands in a circle. Have one participant hold one electrode and the person next to him or her hold the other electrode. If everyone in the circle is holding hands, the Energy Stick will do its magic. But as soon as someone breaks the circle it will stop. How many people can you get to complete the circuit?
The Energy Stick looks like a toy, works using science, and makes the perfect tool for connecting scientists, students, or even employees. Implement the Energy Stick in teaching about circuits, encouraging teamwork, or forming a community… the possibilities are as endless as your imagination. Now, with a pack of 4 Energy Sticks, you can take the circuit experiments to a whole new level. Break your classroom into small groups and have them test the Energy Stick apart from the others. What new experiences can you come up with?
- 1 individually packaged Energy Stick
- 4 individually packaged Energy Sticks
What Does It Teach?
The Energy Stick is a great toy to explore the science of electricity and circuits. The Energy Stick’s sensing circuit is so sensitive that it can detect even a very small amount of electricity that travels across your skin! It’s completely safe, and it’s a totally cool way to learn about conductors of electricity. Put one hand on the top and the other on the bottom of the Energy Stick and the flashing lights and sound maker let you know that you’ve completed the circuit. Try it with friends! Invite everyone to join in the fun by holding hands and forming a large circle to test their conductivity. The Energy Stick is a great visual aid and hands-on science tool that teaches young scientists about open and closed circuits as well as conductors and insulators.