Look, Mom, No Wheels! Building a Hovercraft Science Project
by: Norm Barstow
The first practical design of the hovercraft was completed in the late 1950’s by British engineer, Sir Christopher Cockerell. Since then, the continued development of this invention has been ongoing, and currently, the hovercraft is being used commercially, by the military, and for personal use. Teachers have been constructing versions of the hovercraft using balloons, film canisters and flat materials in classrooms for years.