Electro-Static Scientific Wand!
The FunFlyStick appears to magically cause light metallic objects to dance about in midair! But it's not magic, it's incredible science!
Scientifically speaking, the FunFlyStick is a compact Van de Graaff generator, capable of creating an electrical field strong enough to keep the included Mylar objects hovering in the air. This kit includes everything you need to amaze your friends and learn about physics at the same time! Appropriate for ages 5 and up.
A Van de Graaff generator is a simple mechanical device – an electrostatic generator that uses a moving belt to collect very high voltages on a hollow metal globe on the top of the stand. It is a constant-current source connected with a capacitor and having a large electrical resistance.
The Van de Graaff generator was invented by its namesake, Robert J. Van de Graaff, an American physicist, in 1929.
Includes 10 Flying Toys in a separate Storage Folder:
"Hourglass" x 2
"Large Sphere" x 2
"Medium Sphere" x 3
"Butterfly" x 1
"Large Ring" x 1
"Medium Ring" x 1
- 2AA batteries required (not included)
- Wand meassures approx. 19"
For an additional $10, you can upgrade your Fun Fly Stick to the complete Static Electricity Experimenter's Kit (item# 3152514) which includes the Fun Fly Stick, a very detailed static electricity learning guide, and even more fun accessories that get the most out of the Fun Fly Stick. Click on the link below and watch the videos!