Build a Gauss Rifle and see how far magnets can launch a ball bearing
Build a Gauss Rifle and see how far magnets can launch a ball bearing
Build a Gauss Rifle and see how far magnets can launch a ball bearing How far will a one-stage Gauss Rifle launch a ball bearing? Setting up the magnet stages for a multi-stage Gauss Rifle Gauss Rifle kit includes enough magnets and ball bearings for four stages

Build a Gauss Rifle!

Price: $29.95
Playing with magnets is irresistible, and it can also be a great learning moment. How many magnets will it take to launch a ball bearing, and how far will it fly? This kit provides a fun way to learn basic physics concepts.
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"My entire family enjoyed this project. We took the gauss rifle to a birthday party and every adult and child experimented with it. We had scientific questions being ask, hypothesis being created then tested! It was like being a part of a real science lab!"
- Jacquelyn
 

What can you do with magnets and ball bearings that makes a lot of noise? Why, build a magnetic rifle of course! Now, this rifle is not a weapon, but a fun way for you to learn a lot more about physics concepts, like momentum and magnetism.

With this physics kit, you will see a magnetic field at work and use it to make a Gauss rifle. We’ve included enough neodymium magnets and steel balls to build a four stage Gauss rifle! Try different combinations of magnets and balls to see how the rifle’s final velocity varies.

For troubleshooting tips for this kit, please read this science project’s FAQ's.

Each kit contains:

 4 Neodymium magnets
 10 Nickel-plated steel balls
 2 Wooden dowels

Printed instructions are not included with the science kit. Project directions are available online.

You will also need from home:
- Wood glue
- Clear tape
- Plastic shoebox
- Sand, 2 cups
- Tape measure, metric
- A table with room in front of it
- Calculator with a square root function or you can calculate square roots using a free online calculator like ecalc.com
Project Length: 1 week
Project Difficulty: Intermediate
Project Instructions: Build a Gauss Rifle project

For troubleshooting tips for this kit, please read this science project’s FAQ's.
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by michael k
on 1/22/2016
awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
this thing is awesome. ive made things like this out of knex pieces and this is basically the same thing, but instead of rubber bands, it uses magnets.
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