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Science Fair Project Idea
How can you make a train without wheels? By using magnets! In this project you will build a magnetic levitation ("maglev" for short) train that floats above a magnetic track. How much weight can you add to the train before it sinks down and touches the track? Read more
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Time Required Very Short (≤ 1 day)
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Prerequisites Attention to detail and patience are needed for this project. After building, you will need to make adjustments to get it working perfectly. The train floats above the tracks well once everything is lined up carefully.
Material Availability Specialty items required. See Materials list for details.
Cost Low ($20 - $50)
Safety Keep magnets away from small children and pets who might swallow them.
Science Buddies Original
Science Fair Project Idea
Did you know that you can use magnets to build a train that floats above its tracks? In this project, you will also use magnets to make the train stop, preventing it from crashing into the end of the track. Will adding more magnets help the train stop sooner? Read more
+ More Details
- Less Details
Time Required Very Short (≤ 1 day)
Tinkering
Prerequisites Attention to detail and patience are needed for this project. After building, you will need to make adjustments to get it working perfectly. The train floats above the tracks well once everything is lined up carefully.
Material Availability Specialty materials required. See Materials section.
Cost Low ($20 - $50)
Safety Keep magnets away from small children and pets who might swallow them.
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