Levitating Train

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Levitation isn't just for magicians. Pupils design and build a small portion of track for a maglev train using magnets and Lego bricks. The goal is to get the trains to levitate—without using magic!

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Instructional Ideas

  • Connect all of the group tracks to form one big track
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners must be familiar with magnetism
  • Activity requires some materials; see resource for comprehensive list
Pros

  • Includes photos in the instructions that show the setup
  • Provides some troubleshooting tips
Cons

  • None