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Energy Ball NGSS

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The Energy Ball is all you need to safely introduce your students to electric energy.

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The Energy Ball is all you need to safely introduce your students to electric energy. This is a fun way to demonstrate open and closed series circuits without any danger of electric shocks! When the ball is "turned on" from inside the 1.5" ball, a red light flashes and a buzzer buzzes. Activating the ball is the fun part - just touch the metal strips with your two index fingers. Your body forms the conducting material that bridges the gap between the two metal strips and closes the circuit!

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40 reviews
Economical fun
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The younger students really enjoy this energy ball. It is small enough to fit in their hands and economical enough to buy several.
Brandi Kirby

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Amazing Response
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This is an activity not soon forgotten and 24 students and one teacher work together to close the circuit and then break it again. Great fun and learning.
April B

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Good when they work
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I too, like other reviews get one that doesn't work. However, it has to be perfect to light up and it is never red. I use it as a team building and when it lights up FIRST it is great... but loses the teachable moment when it doens't and we have to readjust hands.
Ed Gash

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Bring light to your lessons
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These energy balls bring light to your students understanding of circuits!
Sue

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One worked one didn't
Ed Gash
Owner Response: We're terribly sorry that you received one that didn't work. We'll send a new one out immediately!

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Great fun!
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I ordered just one to see how it would work out and ended up ordering a whole set. My kids loved making a circuit loop with them.
Ann Manley

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Energy Ball
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Items came quickly and work great!
Betsy

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Energy Ball
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This worked beautifully. It exceeded my expectations, and the kids loved it!
K Smith

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creative way to introduce electricity
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The energy ball is a wonderful way to introduce or review basic circuits. I have used them from 3rd grade to adults in GED programs and they work for all levels. I only wish the batteries lasted a bit longer.
Tom G

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Attention grabber
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I do tutoring for dyslexic children and this was a treat that I bought for them. The purpose was to show them the energy flow in their body and how important it is to stay hydrated. You can't think and learn well if your body isn't ready to do the work. They loved the fact that they could take it and show their family and friends how it works. Everyone in the 'circle' has to be filled with energy to make it light up. A great incentive for a small price.
Marjorie Phillips

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Energy Ball
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A great little device! One ball can be used to demonstrate conductance across dozens of people. I only wish that tariffs and import handling fees would not be charged at the boarder as these very handy devices cross the Canadian boarder.
Dave

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Highlight of my presentation
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I use the Energy Ball every workshop I teach to show how (the minerals in)water helps our brain process information. It is always the highlight of the workshop - people's jaws drop!
Katy Held

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Energy Ball - great customer service
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Dec 9, 2014
I purchased two energy balls - one did not work, and a replacement was received within a couple of days. They energy balls work great (will be used for talking about insulators), and as usual the customer service was great.
Teresa MacDonald

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Great personal attention
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I placed a rush order for materials needed for a conference workshop presentation a week later. I received an email guaranteeing the arrival of the order. It arrived on time and as promised! I love the quality of Educational Innovations products but love the customer service even more!!
Terry Shanahan

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Science Geek
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Great product! Fun for kids...and adults :)
Lisa Reid

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Energy Ball
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These work great for illustrating electricity but also for demonstrating how we are connected as human beings.
Cindy

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Randy
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I ordered and received 3 Energy Balls. Two of them work just fine, but the third one does not work at all. I am not willing to pay the postage to return it. I am very disappointed that a brand new product did not function, so I guess I am just stuck with a faulty product.
Randy Roush
Owner Response: We will send another energy ball out to you immediately. I'm sorry for the one that didn't work!

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Customer Success Training Manager
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This product arrived as described and I am already using it to engage employees.
Kira

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Great!
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Great product, fast shipping and best price I found online. I'm a corporate trainer and will use the energy ball to demonstrate teamwork.
Leah

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poor battery in energy ball
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It would be nice if you check your items before sending, Especially overseas because refunding is not the best solution. I still want a energy ball but a working one.
UFUK ONEN
Owner Response: We apologize for the inconvenience, especially since your order was overseas. It seems we had a batch from our supplier that had a defect in the battery. We have pulled all the energy balls from our shelves and replaced them with a new batch. We are happy to refund your purchase, but because you are overseas, we are not able to send you a replacement.

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Energy ball
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I ordered 2 balls - neither one worked. When I called to return them, found out my fingers need to be moist for ball to work. Suggestion - put that info on your instructions.
Lorene Sherman
Owner Response: We're sorry you had that experience, Lorene. To clarify, hands do not need to be moist for the Energy Ball to work, but if you have very dry hands, hand moisturizer will help. Electricity flows through conductors and will not flow through insulators. Very dry hands act more as an insulator than a conductor.

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Science Teacher
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One did not work, but the ones that do are great.
Deborah Sitz

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PE Teacher
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I use these with my fourth graders to help introduce "Brain Gym". They love it! I always give one away at the end of class. So far they have all worked when I have taken them out of the package.
Debbie

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Good quality
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All of the energy balls I ordered worked well. Used them with young children and none broke! Loads of fun.
Donna

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Energy
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The energy ball is a great hands on activity that demonstrate the properties of a open and closed circuit. I have used this product for a few years now in my science class. I recently took it a step further and took it to my principals retirement party and it was a for sure crowd pleaser. I showed how energy is never created or destroyed only transferred.
Terrill Ridgell

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Small but powerful
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This little ball has the power to introduce big concepts. I love to use it in my workshops to demonstrate hands on learning with large groups....great product!
Christine Munro

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We made energy!
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Great demonstrational tool that makes students wonder. The ball can be sued to teach about circuits and especially energy, energy transfers, and energy conversions. I found the greatest value in excite students, make theming the students about science and to make them wonder.
Christina Bromme

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Open Circuit/Closed Circuit
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I use the UFO ball as the engage activity for my unit on electricity and magnetism. It is great to introduce open circuit - closed circuit and makes a great guided inquiry lesson!
Betty Bigney

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PHS Teacher
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I used this wonderful energy ball to introduce the concept of electrical conductivity to my students. We all got in a big circle and touched hands. Two of the students placed fingers (works better if their fingers are damp) on the energy ball and we completed a human circuit! A lot of WOW! in this activity. I love it! I gave a couple away as door prizes that day.
Diana Latta

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Circuits made simple
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Students always get a kick out of this demo!
Jedon

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Teacher
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These are awesome. I have my students use them to test if something is a conductor or insulator. They never get tired of trying new things! I also use them to show open and closed circuits as well as parallel and series circuits. The uses are endless and so is the fun.
Priscilla Stringfellow

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Energy balls are awesome!
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I have used the energy balls in the science course that I teach to primary/junior teacher candidates at Queen's University. They are an excellent visual way to demonstrate circuits. I have used the balls to make series circuits with my class (40 students!), and also to demonstrate parallel circuits.
Terry Bridges

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8th Grade Science Teacher
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Students love this activity. I put the whole class in a circle and touch finger tips. The students really understand a series circuit after.
Linda Guillory

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Energy Sphere
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I use the energy ball/sphere to introduce electricity & circuits with my fifth-grade students. It makes a great hook to reel them in - students are always amazed when everyone in the class can cause the sphere to light up & make sound.
Teresa Nichols

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Students LOVED this
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My students were mesmerized by this product when we were studying and experimenting with the transfer of electricity and conductors.
Debbie

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Excellent product
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I have 2 of these energy balls and they are excellent in teaching how electricity flow and teaching the morse alphabet.
Angela Margareta Ionescu

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Quick
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I use it with struggling students to let them figure out how this circuit is completed.
Debbie Brown

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VALUE
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For $3.95 you can teach a K-5th grade class about an open or closed circuit! This product is worth every penny.
Tami Eggensperger

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Physics Teachers Loves This!
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By closing the circuit the ball lights up and emits an eerie sound. Great at the beginning of the year to show how a large circle of students are all "connected" in their learning of physics! And later, during demos on electricity. Great toy, great physics!
Richard Godbey

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Great Product
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I love using this to teach open and closed circuits.
Jason Lindsey

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NGSS

This product will support your students' understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), as shown in the table below.

Elementary Middle School High School

4-PS3-4

Students can use the Energy Ball to apply scientific ideas to design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another.

ETS1.A

Different proposals for solutions can be compared on the basis of how well each one meets the specified criteria.

ETS1.B

A solution needs to tested, and then modified on the basis of the test results in order to improve it.

HS-PS4-1

The Energy Ball can be used to develop and model how two objects interacting through electric fields, illustrates the forces between objects and the changes in energy of the objects due to the interaction.

Suggested Science Idea(s)

MS-PS3-5

Energy may take different forms.

4-PS3-4

Use the Energy Ball to test open and closed circuits or test conductors and insulators.

 

* NGSS is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of, and do not endorse, this product.

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