How does a hovercraft work?

Craig from Cammell Laird explains how a hovercraft works and shows you how you can make your own mini hovercraft at home using a balloon and a CD!

Hovercraft are one part boat, one part airplane and one part helicopter. It traps a cushion of air underneath itself and then floats along on top of it. This air cushion holds it high above waves and land obstructions, meaning it can travel on land or water.

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This video is part of Sean’s Science Around Ships – a Fun Kids series about ships and how they work. Filmed with support from Cammell Laird.

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