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  Earth Science
  Life Science
  Physical Science

Hands-on Activity

Gliding On Air

Fun Forces
Summary
Students will gain an understanding of how a simple hovercraft uses the forces of motion to move.
Overview
Topic: Friction
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.
Objective
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 Each hands-on science activity has been ranked based on difficulty of set up and how difficult they are to perform. The rating scale is from 1 to 5, with 1 being the easiest and 5 being the most complicated.

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