The D.I.Y. Science series contains some of our favourite experiments for kids to try at home. They are designed to help school teachers and carers inspire a child’s curiosity in science. It’s time to get hands-on.
Use your knowledge of frictional forces to make your own hovercraft in this episode of D.I.Y Science.
This resource is well suited to Year 4 and 7 Physics students who are learning about forces, and in particular, friction.
D.I.Y Science: Make your own hovercraft
Learn how to make your own model hovercraft that will slide along on a layer of air.
Video Length: 2:00 mins
With thanks to Questacon.
Have you ever been on a hovercraft before? Ever wondered how do they travel over both water and land? Find out by trying the activity in this short video.
What you’ll need:
1 x balloon
1 x pop-top lid from a juice popper or detergent bottle
1 x old CD
1 x piece of Blu-tac
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