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Learn all about the basic principles of how magnets repel and attract each other thanks to OWI’S Magnetic Levitation Express.
A wonderful combination of science and design, it acts as the perfect tool to engage children’s minds. With 155 pieces to assemble, it explores electro-magnetic theory and explains how electromagnets, propulsion magnets and levitation magnets are used to create propulsion. This intriguing kit does require assembly, so get your tools at the ready (screwdriver and diagonal cutter) but not to fret as expert studies have shown that the retention of child’s learning development is multiplied if they can coordinate reading with actual hands on experience. With a detailed, easy to follow instruction manual included you’ll also learn about the world’s fastest train, The Shanghai, the first commercially operated high-speed magnetic levitation line in the world clocking top speeds of 268mph!
Eight year olds like more challenging construction sets, and are starting to get seriously interested in science. Anything involving potential explosions or high speed makes a good present. They can also start doing cleverer magic and love doing tricks. And anything they can throw or shoot at someone else is also very popular.