Magic Bullet Train

Magic Bullet Train
$21.95
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Build your own maglev 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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Description

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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

 

Instructions for this kit are available online, see Additional Information for links to the instructions and more.

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
Additional Information

Instructions

Instructions

Instructions are available online:  Magic Bullet Train Kit Instructions

Area of Science Physics
MSDS No
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