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- Fun science kits for kids to learn about conductors of electricity
- Hands-on STEM learning toy for ages 4+
- Independent or group activity for classrooms or home
Giant Energy Stick® Educational Toy
Turn your body into a human conductor of electricity!
A hands-on approach to safely explore the science of electricity!
In most developed countries, electricity is found everywhere. With how significant and vital electricity is to our everyday, it’s essential for kids to not overlook its importance and garner knowledge of this energy and how to use it safely. With the Steve Spangler Science Giant Energy Stick, they learn about electricity science as it comes to life in the palm of their hands. As a highly popular STEM circuit kit that comes complete with an instruction card –teaching young scientists about open and closed circuits, conductors and insulators –children begin to learn how electrodes work. With electrodes on each end of this conductor magic energy stick, children simply place one hand on each end to complete the circuit, sparking the emittance of sound and fun flashing lights.
How does it work?
By touching both silver rings with your skin, you have turned your body into a circuit. When you touch both silver rings at the same time, tiny negative charges called electrons flow on your skin around your body from one end of the Giant Energy Stick® to the other. The flashing lights and buzzing sound are telling you that your body (your skin) is a conductor of electricity.
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.
Let the Energy Flow
Students in college who are taking freshman physics are sometimes bored to tears when they must learn about electric circuits by looking at circuit diagrams with marks on them in a text with small print. But there’s a way to solve this problem long before it even happens. The Giant Energy Stick from Steve Spangler Science is an innovative way to introduce young children to the concept of an electric circuit. The Giant Energy Stick has a positive and negative end, and the student can hold one end in the right hand and the other in the left, creating a complete electric circuit. As the negatively charged electrons flow through this circuit, energy is provided to power flashing lights and a buzzer, clearly demonstrating the idea of a closed circuit to the student. If the student removes one hand from the magic energy stick, all the action stops because the circuit is interrupted.
Try It With Friends!
Invite everyone to join in the fun by holding hands and forming a large circle to test their conductivity.
Place Your Hands on Both Ends of the Giant Energy Stick®!
Flashing lights and sound maker let you know that you’ve completed a circuit! You can even test different objects in your house to see if they are a conductor!
Instruction Card is Included
A step-by-step instruction card is included that explains the science behind the Giant Energy Stick®.
Courtney Freyhauf –
Can you safely sanitize this with Clorox wipes in between uses?
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Anne Stevenson –
Have you designed the new energy sticks with replaceable button batteries so that the tube will be useful longer? the older tubes could not be replaced so it created a lot of plastic waste when the battery wore out. I am hopeful you have designed something longer lasting!? Thanks!
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Hello Anne, I apologize there is not a new design at this time.
We have purchased 2 of these and both have been useless. Literally does not work with anyone even with new batteries installed. For the first time we have been disappointed by a Spangler purchase. :o(
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Hi Debbie, please contact customer care with your order number at [email protected] for a replacement or resolve to any issues. We are always happy to help.