Build your own maglev train
Build your own maglev train
Build your own maglev train Easy to follow online instructions for assembly of maglev train Add paint to decorate your maglev train Magnets on the bottom of the maglev train cause it to float above the track Kit includes all components to build the maglev train and track

Magic Bullet Train

Price: $21.95
Build your own mag lev train and experiment to see how large a load the train can carry. At the intersection of science and model making, this kit serves as a fun introduction to physics with magnets and magnetic levitation.
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Maglev trains are a fascinating bit of physics. Trains capable of travelling upwards of 260 miles per hour, while literally floating above the tracks. With this kit, you can explore how magnetic levitation works to propel a train as you build your own maglev train, and experiment with how much of a load it can carry. Use the easy to follow online instructions for “The Amazing Floating Train: How Much Weight Can A Maglev Train Hold?” or design your own experiment.

Part model making and science exploration, this kit serves as a fun introduction to physics with magnets and magnetic levitation.

Each kit contains:

 2 23 1/2" self sticking magnetic strips
 2 5 7/8" self sticking magnetic strips
 2 Plastic angles
 4 4 1/2" sheet metal screws
 1 5/16" x 3/16" x 24" wood strip
 1 3/4" x 1/2" x 24" wood strip
 1 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 5" wood block
 1 Decal sheet
 3 Ring magnets
 1 Wooden dowel

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

You will also need from home:
- Wood or craft glue
- Pencil
- Ruler
- Plastic cups (2), 8 oz or 16 oz
- Extra cup or glass to pour water
- Measuring cup with milliliter (mL) markings or a kitchen scale that can measure grams
- Optional: Sandpaper to sand the wooden block into a train shape
- Optional: Paint and paint brushes to decorate the train
Project Difficulty: Beginner
Project Length: 1 week
Project Instructions: The Amazing Floating Train: How Much Weight Can A Maglev Train Hold?

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by Taylor
on 12/3/2015
Very Cool Magnetics Experiment!
My 4th grade student did this project and had a great time designing the train and then exploring the Maglev properties. He took it to school and showed it off to his class, too! This kit is a nice mix of creativity and science.
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