Let us work together to be a part of the larger conversation of energy efficiency and celebrate environmental friendliness and sustainability. Give your children with the knowledge to make our world a better place to live. OWI has fabricated an intricate magnetic levitation train kit to engage curiosity and awareness.
There are no wheels on OWI's Magnetic Levitation Express, for it uses magnetic levitation technology. Electromagnet, propulsion magnets and levitation magnets are used to create propulsion. These scientifically placed magnetic strips are built in to the side of the included guide-way to allow the Magnetic Levitation Express to hover securely and run smoothly at high speeds. After building the 10.87" x 1.44" x 1.17" train kit and 29" x 17.72" x 1.34" rail kit, the user can learn the basic principles of how magnets attract and repel each other. An ideal project for a DIY science fair, after-school or summer workshop project with the bonus gift of learning electro-magnetic theory. Experts believe the retention of a children's learning experience is increased if they can associate reading with actual hands on experience. It's a wonderful instrument for the beginner enthusiast 8 years and up and a gateway to ignite opportunities in fun-learning.
Wikikipedia says, "Shanghai has the first commercially operated high-speed magnetic levitation line in the world. The top operational commercial speed of this train is 431 km/h (268 mph), making it the world's fastest train in regular commercial service since its opening in April 2004." The Magnetic Levitation Express is the best choice for children to experiment how Maglev trains are built and work. Speed, pollution-free and quiet, Magnetic Levitation Express is tomorrow's technology being used today.