Build a Gauss Rifle!

Kit Contents

 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

Build a Gauss Rifle!

Price: $29.95
Project Length: 1 week
Project Difficulty: Intermediate
Project Instructions: Build a Gauss Rifle project

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.

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