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These durable plastic holders come in either a one, two, three, or four AA-battery holder.

If you use the one-battery holder, the output will be 1.5 volts. If you use the two-battery holder, the output will be 3 volts. The three-battery holder puts out 4.5 volts and the four-battery holder output will be 6 volts. If necessary, these can be used on a cloudy day to test your Junior Solar Sprint cars. Just hook up the batteries and test your solar vehicle without the Sun!

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For small robots, electric cars, and other motorized projects, our Battery Holders will come in handy. Holding either two, three, or four AA batteries, they have their own switches, so the motorized object doesn’t need one. And, they come with leads and a removable cover.

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Use these balsa wood sheets for various glider and construction projects. Balsa wood is very lightweight and easy to cut and shape.

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Alkaline batteries for your various projects. These batteries withstand prolonged current drains and last up to three times longer than ordinary dry cells.

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These ceramic disc magnetic buttons are useful for exploring magnetic properties, building motors, and building speakers.

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These round, ceramic magnets have a strong magnetic pull and are great for experiments and inventions.


With magnetic levitation, objects can be levitated, or held floating in midair, by the force of magnetism. In this video, Dr. Zoon illustrates some of the scientific principles behind magnetic levitation, and he goes step-by-step through the process of building and testing a maglev vehicle.


Got a lock, hinge, or machine with too much friction? Don’t mess with sticky, slippery products – this extra-fine graphite powder is perfect for any moving part that’s having trouble with smooth movement.


Get your motor running! These 16 plastic gears come in an easy punch-out frame and range in size from 1/2" to 2". Redesigned with accurate gear-tooth geometry for a smoother, more fluid fit, these gears can be used on most Pitsco products requiring a gear.


Pitsco maglev vehicles are a great way to teach students about attraction and repulsion, and this guide focuses on these concepts at an elementary level. This elementary guide is written for Grades 3-5. With these fun activities, students grasp a variety of subjects including forces, magnets, attraction, repulsion, and tons more.

The Maglev Elementary STEM Activity Guide contains the NGSS, CCSSM, and CCSSELA addressed; teacher and student instructions for math, science, and engineering activities; assessment questions; and student pages. This guide contains two guided inquiry lessons and a culminating engineering challenge for students to apply concepts learned through the inquiry lessons.

Equipment and materials needed to complete guide activities include any style of Pitsco maglev kits, Pitsco Maglev II Track or MagLev – Mini, magnets, and standard classroom tools and materials.


Pitsco’s redesigned Maglev II Track gives you two options: regular or electrifying!

The track still offers magnetic levitation that can be powered by gravity or a battery-operated maglev vehicle. But now it also enables you to apply an electric current to the track to power a vehicle – just like a real maglev train.

Just attach a positive lead to one side of the track and a negative lead to the other and turn on DC power and away your maglev vehicle goes. This also gives you control of the vehicle’s speed by adjusting the power level.

Constructed of sturdy aluminum, the two 4' track sections combine to create an 8' track. Requires some assembly. You can apply an electric current to the Maglev II Track using the Maglev E Track Power Supply (37797), sold separately. We do not recommend any other DC power source.


Students will find this guide’s activities attractive – even when they discover just how repulsive they are! Using the repulsive force of like magnetic poles, maglev vehicles are an amazing mode of transportation that encourages understanding of magnetic repulsion, friction, propulsion systems, equations, analyzing and graphing data, and more.

The Maglev Vehicles Teacher’s Guide contains ITEEA, NCTM, and NSTA standards addressed; teacher and student instructions for a variety of math, science, and technology activities; pretests and posttests; resource pages; and puzzles. Contains separate activities for middle school and high school students.

Equipment and materials needed to complete guide activities include the Pitsco Maglev Vehicles – Getting Started Package (includes Maglev Track), Maglev Track without magnets, metric tape measure or meterstick, timer or stopwatch, digital scale, ceramic magnets, weights, glue, and standard classroom tools and materials. Note: This list is for all activities; individual activities don’t require all listed materials.