Original Hoberman Sphere--Rainbow (Discontinued by manufacturer)

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Product Description Kids want to touch it, adults want to examine it, and everyone wants to play with it. All spheres come with a pulley, hardware, and instructions to hang as a cool kinetic mobile. An educational booklet about the geometry of the sphere and an activity sheet called, "Twenty-one Cool Things to do With a Hoberman Sphere, " is also included. The Hoberman Sphere starts small and grows larger. And vice versa. Made of rainbow-colored plastic links, the sphere expands to 30 inches in diameter and contracts to a compact 9.5 inches. There's a hypnotic fascination in making the sphere expand and contract over and over again, but if kids want to do more with their sphere, a guide (included) lists some possibilities. How about trying the ballerina spin, the flip down, or the hot potatoThe sphere can also be a fashion accessory. Think spiked hat or, even better, space helmet. Another option is to hang the sphere as a mobile. A pulley system is included, and a pull of the ring will cause the sphere to contract. Release the ring for expansion. Plenty of fun, the Hoberman Sphere might get kids thinking about mechanical engineering and some folding/unfolding projects of their own. Winner of the Parents' Choice Award. --Wendy Slotboom From the Manufacturer The original Hoberman Sphere. Expands from 9.5" to 30"!


Includes sphere, pulley, hardware & instructions to hang as a kinetic mobile | Unfolds from 9½" to 30" | "Twenty-one Cool Things to do With a Hoberman Sphere, " is also included. | Ages 4 yrs. +









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