Transportation Workshop – Mag Lev – Trains of the Future

Mag Lev – Trains Of The Future Workshop

What is “mag-lev” anyway?  Why can the trains go so fast?  You mean they just float?  In this hands on workshop the class designs and builds their own magnetic levitation racer. 

Students use safe, basic hand tools to build their prototype out of high density foam.  They design and build a wind propulsion system for their racer and race them on a electronically timed mag-lev track.  Using grade-appropriate math skills the students use the data collected to determine how well their vehicle worked.  This is a great problem solving workshop!

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