When held stationary, this ball appears to glow with white light. When spun in a circle by the cord, one can see the white light separate into blinking red, blue, and green lights. Fascinating to watch in the dark. Great for reinforcing that white light can be produced by mixing three different colors of light. Advanced classes can relate it to the three different retinal color receptors in the back of the eye, and the persistence of vision. Poi spinners love to use these to practice. Beautiful when spun, and much safer than fire! (6.4 cm / 2.5 in. dia.) Uses 3 L1154 batteries, included.
Published by the American Association of Physics Teachers
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May 2, 2017 | By Kevin of Bartlett, IL United States
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Feb 1, 2016 | By Mark Pelham of Danville, CA United States
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Good Demo Item
Dec 10, 2015 | By Susan E. Buescher of Cincinnati, OH United States
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This product will support your students' understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*, as shown in the table below.
Suggested Science Idea(s)
Students can use the Mysterious Glowing Ball to make observations to construct an evidence-based account that objects can be seen only when illuminated.
Students can use the Mysterious Glowing Ball to make observations of plants and animals to compare diversity of life in different habitats.
Students can use the Mysterious Glowing Ball in an investigation to develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.
Students can use the Mysterious Glowing Ball in an investigation to develop a model to describe that light reflecting from objects and entering the eye allows objects to be seen.
Students can use the Mysterious Glowing Ball to develop and use a model to describe that waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials.
Students can use the Mysterious Glowing Ball to conduct investigations and use mathematical representations to support a claim regarding relationships among the frequency, wavelength, and speed of waves traveling in various media.
Students can use the Mysterious Glowing Ball to conduct investigations about technological devices use the principles of wave behavior and wave interactions with matter to transmit.
When held stationary, the Mysterious Glowing Ball appears to glow with white light. When spun in a circle by the cord, one can see the white light separate into blinking red, blue and green lights.
* 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.