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Item #: AP10159

Price: $65.35

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With the Build a Mini Hovercraft Guided-Inquiry Kit for physical science and physics, learn the basics of how a vessel is able to “ride on air” while building a hovercraft.

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Item# AP10315 AP10237 AP10159 AP7519
Size 4 Student Groups 4 Student Groups 8 Student Groups 8 Student Groups
Includes Materials Only Refill Kit Materials + Instructions Materials Only Refill Kit Materials + Instructions
Price $43.75 $51.50 $65.35 $74.15
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The first successful hovercraft, designed and built by English engineer Sir Christopher Cockerell, crossed the English Channel on July 25, 1959. As students build their own working models of a hovercraft, they learn the basic concepts of how a vessel is able to “ride on air.” Once construction is complete, students test their models, make observations, then propose testable questions. As students plan and carry out investigations, redesigning their models if they choose, they gain valuable experience in scientific and engineering practices. A great STEM activity to include when covering the concepts of force, motion, energy or air pressure.

A 9-V battery is required for each hovercraft and is available separately.


Materials Included in Refill Kit for 8 Student Groups:
Battery clips with wire leads, 8
Cups, polystyrene, 16 oz, 8
Hovercraft housing templates, 2
Motors, DC, 6 V, 8
Polystyrene trays, 8
Popsicle sticks, 8
Propellers, 3", 3 blade, Pkg/8
PVC-insulated  wire, blue, 22 AWG, 6 feet
Slide switches, 8