Simply Science Magic Bullet Train
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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|