Thames and Kosmos Air-Stream Machines Kit

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SKU: 17025

$62.95 Each $69.95 Each


• Build hovercraft that glides across smooth floors water on a cushion of air
• Experiment with propellers and impellers  to learn about air pressure and air flow
• Learn about air pressure and air flow
• Full-color, 32-page experiment manual
• 59 building pieces.

Learn how even though air is invisible, it still has mass and can support very heavy objects under the right circumstances. The models in this kit use a unique blower motor and a safe, soft-bladed fan to drive a series of models. The blower motor uses an impeller to increase the air pressure under the hovercraft. The fan creates a stream of air to push the vehicle forward. Using these components, you can build and investigate the hovercraft and other machines that rely on air and air pressure to function. Construct a batting machine that tosses a ball upward on a stream of air. Assemble a basketball launcher and practice shooting hoops with air power. Make a fan-driven car that drives forward, propelled by a stream of air. Experiment to see how much weight your hovercraft can support. 

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