Science A42: Hovercraft


Award-winning video and lesson investigations for young children on the topic of hovercraft.

Category: Tags: , ,

Product Description

Video and lesson investigations on the topic of hovercraft. Key concepts include:

  • A hovercraft rises up off the ground.
  • Once it is moving, it has no contact with the ground.
  • It rides on a cushion of air.
  • The air cushion is generated by a large fan and contained by a rubber skirt round the base of the craft.
  • They can travel over ground and water in exactly the same way.
  • Most hovercraft have separate propellers to move them along.
  • They are steered by air rudder.
  • They are particularly useful when fast travel over a variety of flat surfaces is needed.
  • They can move quickly since they have no contact with the ground.
  • This means that it is a good choice of vehicle to use in marshy or other rough areas.
  • Hovercraft navigate best when the level of the terrain is fairly consistent.
  • They are more difficult to steer and control than a normal land vehicles


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Science A42: Hovercraft”