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Primary School - Grades K-3
P=Project   E=Experiment
How Much Weight Can A Maglev Train Hold? [E]
Research the Maglev train [E] [E] [P]
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Elementary School - Grades 4-6
P=Project   E=Experiment
Demonstrate that the laws of repulsion and attraction of magnetic poles are used in a levitating train. [E] [E] [P]
Build your own magnetic car. [E]
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Middle School - Grades 7-9
P=Project   E=Experiment
Using the process of YBCO superconductors steadily levitating above a track of neodymium magnets when cooled using liquid nitrogen. [E]
Build an Ionic Thruster like NASA Uses for Space Propulsion [E]
Find out if the existing rail infrastructure in the United States could be changed into a rail system powered by electromagnets rather than diesel engines. [E]
Does Temperature Affect the Strength of a Magnet on a Magnetic Levitating Train? [E]
Determining the Effectiveness of Series vs. Parallel Augmented Design on Rail Gun Performance [E]
Electromagnetic Propulsion System for Magnetic-Levitation Train [E] [E]
Make a rail gun using a homopolar motor and do different tests to see what factors affect its performance. [E] [E]
Build and demonstrate a levitated train (Maglev) and explain how it works. [E] [E] [E] [E] [E]
Will Magnetic Levitation Help Reduce Friction? [E] [E]
Demonstrate Lenz's Law [E] [E]
A Self-Propelled Magnetic Levitation System for Launching Airplanes [E]
Constructing an Inductrack Maglev [E]
Suspend a magnet in mid-air. [E] [E]
Find the maximum efficiency setting of a simple magnetic linear accelerator. [E]
Determine whether magnets could increase the momentum of rolling ball bearings in order to launch one uphill and several inches through the air. [E]
A few magnetism experiments: magnetorheological fluids; levitating pyrolytic graphite; Gauss Rifle: a magnetic linear accelerator. [E] [E] [E]
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High School - Grades 10-12
P=Project   E=Experiment
Quantum Locking Aircraft: Towards the Development of Magnetically Assisted Landing and Take-off Systems via Flux Pinning [E]
Prove that electromagnetic induction can be used for powering transportation. [E]
Does changing the permanent magnetic field affect the launch height of a rocket more than changing the strength of the electromagnetic field? [E]
A flying machine capable of sustained flight without wings or a visible propulsion system based only on the Biefeld-Brown effect. [E] [E]
Determine which ferromagnetic material makes the best electromagnetic projectile for use in magnetic propulsion systems. [E]
Use electromagnetic forces in a coil to propel a projectile [P]
The Frog That Learned to Fly (Magnetic Levitation) [E] [E]
Circuit Dynamics and Modeling of the Gauss Accelerator [E]
The Effect of the Magnetic Field and Diamagnetic Materials on Diamagnetic Levitation [E] [E]
Comparison of the Efficiency of Gauss and Rail Guns [E]
Is It Possible to Levitate an Object Using the Principle of Magnetic Levitation? [E] [E]
SolaRail: MagLev trains and solar cells [P]
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