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 24" magnetic strips 2 5" magnetic strips 2 24" clear plastic angles 1 Wooden block 3 Nails 1 Compass 1 Iron filings 10 Rectangular magnets 6 Disk magnets 6 Ring magnets 1 Neodymium magnet 1 6" wood dowel
This kit is compatible with a couple of different Science Buddies projects. Please see our Maglev Train Kit Instructions for a full list of projects.
You will also need from home:
Depending on the project you are doing, you will need additional household items such as tape, scissors, rulers, etc. Please see the materials list for your chosen project for additional items needed to complete the project.
- Additional Information
Instructions Instructions are available online: Maglev Train Kit Instructions MSDS No Area of Science Physics Grade Level Grades 2-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8 SKU MNS-2100-KIT NGSS Alignment No