How to make your own hovercraft
This resource shows how you can successfully lift a person off the ground using two cordless leaf blowers, problem-solving skills and some STEM knowledge: the same knowledge and skills that are used to design hovercraft.
Curriculum links include:
forces - Balanced and unbalanced forces, forces measured in newtons
pressure in fluids - Atmospheric pressure, upthrust effects, floating and sinking, pressure measured by ratio of force over area – acting normal to any surface
forces and motion - Forces being needed to cause objects to stop or start moving
algebra - Substitute numerical values into formulae and expressions, including scientific formulae
geometry and measures - Areas of circles
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