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Description:

This activity (on page 2 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into hovercraft engineering and design optimization. Groups of learners with access to power tools and a wood shop will build a leaf blower-powered hovercraft that they can actually ride and test pilot in various suggested experiments, modifying their design to improve the hovercraft’s speed and maneuverability. Relates to linked video, DragonflyTV: Hovercraft.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

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Language:

English

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