Simply Science Magic Bullet Train
The Magic Bullet Train includes all the raw materials needed to construct the track and a block of balsa wood that can be shaped into your own custom train! Explore the magnetic theory behind the real-life maglev trains. Makes a great science fair project or educational activity to perform at home.
Just add your own wood glue, screwdriver, sand paper and paint. Track measures 600mm long.
Age: 8 +
What You Get
- Raw wood train and track
- Adhesive magnetic strip
- Rring magnets
- Plastic angles
- Step-by-step instruction guide.
How It Works
Every magnet has a North Pole and a South Pole. The 'opposite' poles of two magnets (North and South) will attract each other, but 'like' poles (North and North or South and South) repel each other. Repulsion between magnets on the track and the underside of the train is what makes the train 'levitate' and hover over the track. Because the train is not touching the track, there is no friction to slow the train down, so it can achieve very high speeds.
Did you know?
The word 'Maglev' is an abbreviation of 'Magnetic levitation'. Maglev trains operate in several countries, including France, Germany, Japan and China. The record for the fastest speed achieved by a Maglev train is currently 603kmph!
|Age Group||5-6 Years, 7-8 Years, 9-10 Years, 11-12 Years|
What are the shipping costs?
FREE Shipping is available on all orders over $120 to anywhere in Australia!
Orders under the value of $120 incur a low flat rate shipping cost of only $9.95 to anywhere in Australia.
Express, Registered and International delivery options are also available. The cost for these premium shipping services will be automatically calculated during the checkout process. Please conact us if you have any queries with these services.
In some cases we may need to apply a shipping surcharge to large or fragile items, especially to remote or non-urban locations. You will be contacted by us for confirmation if this additional charge is applicable.
How long will it take for my order to arrive?.
You should receive your order within 2 to 4 working days, although to some regional and out back areas it can take up to 2 working days longer. Orders going to WA also take a little longer, up to 6 working days.
All standard orders are shipped using Australia Post's eParcel service, so you'll be kept fully informed of the progress of your order during its journey to you. Aside from receiving regular email updates, you can enter your tracking number into Australia Post's website at any time for information about the delivery status of your order.
International delivery will take from between 1 to 4 weeks depending on the destination and potential customs clearance delays.
When will my order be shipped?
We ship every Victorian business day. Orders received and paid for by 12pm AEST time will generally be shipped the same day.
If you require your order urgently, we have a next day delivery express service available.
What locations do you ship to?
We ship to both Australian and International customers.
What shipping options are available?
The majority of orders are shipped using Australia Post's trackable eParcel service, with larger orders being sent by national courier.
We also have options for express or registered post. A number of international delivery options are also available. These can be selected during checkout.