Gliding On Air
Students will gain an understanding of how a simple hovercraft uses the forces of motion to move.
Real World Science Topics:
- An exploration of how friction affects the motion of an object.
- An introduction to a type of transportation that uses air for motion.
In this activity, the students will construct a simple hovercraft. They will learn how friction helps or hinders the movement of the hovercraft.
Activity Difficulty Rating: 4
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