Build a working hovercraft that glides across
smooth floors or flat water on a cushion of air.
Learn how even though air is invisible, it still
has mass and can support very heavy objects
under the right circumstances. Experiment
with propellers and impellers to learn about air
pressure and air flow.
The models in this kit use a unique blower
motor and a safe, soft-bladed fan to drive a
series of models. The blower motor uses an
impeller to increase the air pressure under
the hovercraft. The fan creates a stream of
air to push the vehicle forward. Using these
components, you can build and investigate the
hovercraft and other machines that rely on air
and air pressure to function.
Construct a batting machine that tosses
a ball upward on a stream of air. Assemble
a basketball launcher and practice shooting
hoops with air power. Make a fan-driven car
that drives forward, propelled by a stream of
air. Experiment to see how much weight your
hovercraft can support.
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