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Energy Tube NGSS

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So much science in this little tube!

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Safely demonstrate open and closed series circuits without any danger of electric shocks! When the tube is "turned on", the red, green, and blue lights light up and it makes an eerie fluttering tone. Activating the tube is the fun part - just touch the metal ends with both hands. Your body forms the conducting material that bridges the gap between the two metal strips and closes the circuit! 7" x 1.5".

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18 reviews
Love these things
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I used these with 8th graders. We joined hands in a circle and then had this item at the ends. Kids were shocked (not physically) at what happened. We also used it to explain the pathways that electricity takes. Great tool for learning.
Doug Spicher

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Pure science fun
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Everyone in my class has enjoyed this toy. I even bought a few this year for the kids in my family. Makes a great science teacher gift as well :0)
Brandi Kirby

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Open and closed circuit demonstrator
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This is one of my favorite "props" for demonstrating circuits. Students can really figure out a lot on their own by just playing with the device. When they hold hands with one or more other students and they put this in the chain, they get lights and sounds and an immediate reaction that validates when they have a complete circuit and when they don't. We try to put other objects in the circuit (a wooden ruler -- no reaction; a copper wire -- lights and sound!) I love products like this that allow students to figure things out on their own!
Harry

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energy light
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Mine was broken when it arrived at my house, other things ordered were fine, just one of the lights was already broken
Victoria F Morrison

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Electric Field Demo
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If you hold one end of the tube and bring it near a Van de Graaff generator, the red, green, and blue lights come on in order as you walk closer to the generator (field gets stronger). But don't touch the generator.
Connie Wells

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Sparks Interest
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Students love this demo and it generates a ton of questions. There's a lot to learn from this demo.
Chris

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Wells
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This becomes a stimulating demonstration for advanced students beginning to understand quantum physics. If the ends are touched lightly, the red lights....better contact causes the green and blue to light subsequently. They then figure out that blue is highest frequency and requires more energy and higher voltage. There's a lot in this lesson!
Connie Wells

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Wells
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Not just a toy but a stimulating demonstration for advanced students.
Connie Wells

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program coordinator
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These are great for teaching closed circuits. A lot of fun for both volunteers and students
Tellinghuisen

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Electricity is fun
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The energy stick is a great way to explain how electricity moves across the bodies. It always surprised adults and kids.
Juan Pedro Franco

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Cool thing, annoying noise!
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I missed the part about the noise in the item description. It's really annoying! Maybe cool for a classroom, but for a home toy it's horrible. Too bad, because the light up part was fun.
Aimee

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Fun product
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My high school students like this as much as my young nephews.
DeEtta

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Fun
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Grand kids love the tubes!
Rose

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Heidi
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Entertaining fun. Have someone hold the other end and touch their forehead. The reactions are hilarious.
Heidi Reinhardt

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fun
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My students think this thing is a blast.
Heidi Reinhardt

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Energy Tube
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I was a little disappointed in the quality of the product. The 2 magnetic ends are just a couple of piecec of magnetic tape that were torn when I received it. Seems like there could have been a more durable option for the conductive ends.
Don
Owner Response: We apologize for sending you a product that may be defective. We are happy to replace it for you. Please contact customer service at infor@teachersource.com or 203-748-3224 for a replacement.

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Well worth the price
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Sturdy, with bright lights and loud buzzer. I was afraid it would not react quickly when circuit was closed but it is very sensitive. Good buy.
Cynthia H.

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Wow!
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I've been using the Energy ball for years, it never fails to get kids attention. This tube thing is even better so far. The 3 colored diodes light at different frequencies.
Frank Celentano

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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 Tube 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 Tube 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 Tube 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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