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Hovercraft Forces - FlinnEverydayScience™

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP11797 

Price: $55.85

This item is available for pre-order and will be ready to ship in October.

With this FlinnEverdayScience™ lab, build a mini hovercraft and use it to describe various types of motions.  

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This item can only be shipped to schools, museums and science centers

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Students build their own mini hovercraft. They then use their hovercraft to model the resulting motions of both balanced and unbalanced forces. They must identify the forces acting on their hovercraft. They must also describe the motion of their hovercraft and make connections to Newton’s 1st law of motion. Includes access to pre-lab videos, editable lab instructions, downloadable student handouts, detailed background information, safety information, teacher notes with answers to all questions and sample data, and teaching and lab tips.   


This kit includes enough materials for 30 students working in pairs.

This kit includes:
Balloons, mixed colors, 30
Pushpins, 15
Cardboard squares, 15
Paperclips, box of 100
Bottle caps, 15

Additional Materials Required (for each lab group): tape or hot glue, scissors, markers or colored pencils (optional)