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Levitating Train

Science fair project - Levitating Train
Have you ever wanted to build a train that can float above a pair of magnetic tracks? This project will show you how to do just that!


The hypothesis is that the like poles of magnets will repel.

Method & Materials

You will build a platform that floats above a pair of magnetic tracks, and can be gently pushed to one end or the other.
You will need two magnet strips, a piece of wood shelving, a piece of Plexiglas, foam-core board, and ceramic magnets.


This experiment demonstrates the like poles repelling principle of magnetics. The magnets used in this experiment show that the platform can float above the tracks.

Why do this project?

This science project is unique because it is similar in concept to the MAGLEV trains which are being worked on in Germany, Japan and France.

Also Consider

Experiment variations to consider include changing the size of the magnets, or the distance between the magnets.

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