Best 100 Toy Winner - 1999
8 - 12 years
This science kit was invented by a High School Senior, Alexander Rives. It is based on his work with the historic Leyden jar. This electric kit helps the child learn about lightning. It is a new version of the Leyden jar, the first device to store electricity. It makes sparks, but it is safe. Run the lightning machine across the TV set to collect and store static electricity. Your young scientist can also charge the Lightning Machine by other means. Push the spheres close together and watch the sparks fly. The guide that is included contains a lot of facts and information about electrical energy. This Scientific Explorer Lightning Machine will be a challenging and informative project.
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