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Hover Racer NGSS

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Learn the science facts behind the hovercraft.

Description

Build your own motorized Hover Racer and watch it skim smoothly across the floor on its cushion of air. A fun science project and fantastic science fair idea. This kit includes a detailed instruction manual plus relevant information about the history and science behind the hovercraft. Requires 4 AAA batteries (not included). Not meant for use in water.

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Great idea but it needs a little work on the design.
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I purchased the hover racer for my son since he really enjoys putting together puzzles, machines, etc. The double sided sticky tape was really hard to use. It was difficult to get the paper off of it. The plastic skirt rips easily as well. We had to make several repairs to the skirt but still couldn't get it to move very well on our hard wood floors. Great idea but it needs a little work on the design.
Ian

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Great Mini Project
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This hover racer was fun to put together with my 12 yr old son. Takes about 30 minutes or so and it's amazing to see the speed at which it can travel.
Karen Scalf

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NGSS

This product will support your students' understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*, as shown in the table below.

Elementary Middle School High School

2-PS1-1

Students can use the Hover Racer to plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties.

3-PS2-2

Students can use the Hover Racer to make observations and/or measurements of an object's motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion.

5-PS1-1

Students can the use the Hover Racer to develop a model to describe that matter is made of particles too small to be seen.

5-PS1-3

Students can the use the Hover Racer to make observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties.

MS-PS1-4

Students can use the Hover Racer to develop a model that predicts and describes changes in particle motion.

MS-PS2-2

Students can use the Hover Racer to plan an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object's motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and the mass of the object.

HS-PS2-1

Students can use the Hover Racer to investigate and analyze data to support the claim that Newton's Second Law of Motion describes the mathematical relationship among the net force on a macroscopic object, its mass, and its acceleration.

Suggested Science Idea(s)

2-PS1-1
5-PS1-1
5-PS1-3
MS-PS1-4
MS-PS1-4
HS-PS2-1

Students can use the Hover Racer in a number of investigations on states of matter, air friction, and air pressure. Newton's Laws of Motion become tangible when using the Hover Racer. First Law (inertia, momentum, Second Law (force equals Mass time acceleration and Third Law (action-Reaction) can be demonstrated and investigated when using two or more of the Hover Racer. Adding variables in surface materials, weight to the Hover Racer and collisions allow students to explore.

 

* NGSS is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of, and do not endorse, this product.

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