Hovering on a Cushion of Air (view)

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Author - Lucia Behler
Inquiry-based, Engineering Design Thinking, Working Collaboratively
Hovering on a Cushion of Air


Students will construct CD hovercraft and apply Newton's laws of motion to make them work. They will also investigate how hovercraft reduce friction; learn how the technology is used in training astronauts for space missions; and design their own hovercraft competitions.