(Magnetic Levitating Train)
If you have learned about magnets and magnetic poles, you may want to demonstrate one of the practical applications of repelling poles as your science project. You can make a magnetic levitating train. In a magnetic levitating train the rails and the train must repel each other.
|The main component of this magnetic levitating train is a strip of strong plastic magnet. One pair of the plastic magnet will be glued to a board and act as the rail. Two smaller strips will be glued to the train car (Instead of wheels).|
|You may buy a kit that contains all materials.|
Magnet Levitation Science set contains the materials you need to perform many different experiments related to magnet and magnetic field. These materials can also be used in your presentations or as a part of your display.
Learn about equilibrium and magnetic fields while building a gravity-defying train.
The instructions are provided online so you will always receive the latest instructions. The specific web address included in your kit directs you to the instruction page.
Experiments in this kit include:
* Magnetic Levitating Train
Magnet Levitation online instructions includes several introductory experiments in magnetism as well as five complete levitation projects.
Magnet Levitation kit includes:
- 20 Ceramic Magnets
- Super-strong NEODYMIUM Magnet
- Hi-force Magnetic Strips
- Plastic Guide Rails
- Iron Filings
- Wood Block
- Wooden dowel
- Online instructions
Additional Materials Required: Additional Materials Required for your experiments can be found at home or purchased locally. Some of these material are:
Initial levitating train you build looks like this picture. You may want to build and paint a decorative train to mount above your plain train block.
Opportunities for Science Fair Projects
Many of the questions asked in the Magnet Levitation Projects, can serve as the “Problem to be solved” in a science project. In setting up your project, you would first state the problem, then hypothesis, (a guess as the answer to your problem), next you will write a procedure to check the hypothesis, and finally after you do your experiments, you draw a conclusion that answers the stated problem based on what you actually observe in your research. In addition you may be interested in proposing your own, specific research that will expand on your conclusion.
Since magnets are visually enticing in themselves as they interact with each other, it would be strongly suggested that your presentation include the apparatus you used in your research.