If you have learned about magnets and
magnetic poles, you may want to demonstrate one of the practical
applications of repelling poles as your science project. You can make a
magnetic levitating train. In a magnetic levitating train the rails and the
train must repel each other.
||The main component of this
magnetic levitating train is a strip of strong plastic magnet. One
pair of the plastic magnet will be glued to a board and act as the
rail. Two smaller strips will be glued to the train car (Instead of
You may buy a kit that contains all materials.
Magnet Levitation Science
set contains the materials you need to perform many different
experiments related to magnet and magnetic field. These materials can
also be used in your presentations or as a part of your display.
Learn about equilibrium and magnetic
fields while building a gravity-defying train.
The instructions are provided online so you
will always receive the latest instructions. The specific web address
included in your kit directs you to the instruction page.
Experiments in this kit include:
* Magnetic Levitating Train
* Floating Rings
* Print the magnetic field
* Magnet Suspension Apparatus
Magnet Levitation online instructions includes several introductory experiments
in magnetism as well as five complete levitation projects.
Levitation kit includes:
- 20 Ceramic Magnets
- Super-strong NEODYMIUM Magnet
- Hi-force Magnetic Strips
- Plastic Guide Rails
- Iron Filings
- Wood Block
- Wooden dowel
- Online instructions
Materials Required: Additional Materials Required for
your experiments can be found at home or purchased locally. Some
of these material are:
- Clear adhesive tape
- 1 book
- 1 Nickel (US five cent piece)
- 1 US dollar bill
- 5 US pennies
- 6 Small paper clips
- Several Magazines
- 1 piece of paper (8.5 x 11)
- lightweight tape
- 2 US quarters
- sheet of sandpaper
Initial levitating train you build looks
like this picture. You may want to build and paint a decorative train
to mount above your plain train block.
for Science Fair Projects
Many of the questions asked in the Magnet Levitation Projects,
can serve as the "Problem to be solved" in a science
project. In setting up your project, you would first state the
problem, then hypothesis, (a guess as the answer
to your problem), next you will write a procedure to check the hypothesis,
and finally after you do your experiments, you draw a conclusion that answers the stated problem
based on what you actually observe in your research. In addition
you may be interested in proposing your own, specific research
that will expand on your conclusion.
Since magnets are visually enticing in themselves as they interact
with each other, it would be strongly suggested that your presentation
include the apparatus you used in your research.