Cool Science - 2/3/14: Make Your Own Hovercraft

By Emma Koch - 21Alive

February 24, 2014 Updated Feb 24, 2014 at 11:53 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) -- In this week's episode of Cool Science Monday, Martin Fisher from Science Central will talk about how to make a hovercraft at home.

These are vehicles that use downward-facing fans to create a cushion of air. The layer of air decreases friction so the craft can move over a variety of surfaces, land or water. Hovercrafts use fans for lift (upward motion) and thrust (horizontal motion).

Martin showed a way to make a model hovercraft at home with a cd, plastic bottle, glue gun and a balloon.




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