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Age range: 14-16
Duration: 30-59 mins
  • D&T
  • Engineering

Designing a hoverboard

Designing a levitating hoverboard that works using magnetism

Magnetism is a key scientific phenomenon. Utilising this has allowed designers to create new and innovative products, such as fully working MAGLEV trains and hoverboards.

This resource focusses on designing a hoverboard that works using magnetism and magnetic fields.

Activity info, teachers' notes and curriculum links

An engaging activity in which students will design a levitating hoverboard that is aimed at teenagers. The product will make use of magnetism or another appropriate method so that can move without touching the ground.

The activity sheet includes teacher notes, guidance, useful web links, and links (where appropriate) to the national curriculum in each of the four devolved UK nations; England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

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