Build a real working hovercraft!
So you want your very own hovercraft. Well once again, Reeko is here to help. Of course it's only big enough to hold a mouse (maybe two if the first one scrunches down real low) but hey, we're not old enough for a driver's license anyway...
Cool huh? Give the hovercraft a few gently pushes.
The air flowing from the balloon through the holes forms a layer of air between the hovercraft and the table. This reduces the friction . This layer of air reduces the friction that would have existed if the hovercraft rested directly on the table. With less friction, your hovercraft scoots across the table.
Parent's Note. A Hovercraft or Air cushion vehicle (ACV) is a craft that travels on a layer of compressed air just above any kind of surface--land or water. The compressed air serves as an invisible cushion that eliminates almost all friction between the vehicle and the surface. ACV's, which are also known as hovercraft, can carry passengers, vehicles, and freight. Some ACV's can travel as fast as 80 miles (130 kilometers) per hour.