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Magnetic propulsion on water?

  1. May 1, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    I need to find a way to propel a model boat using magnetic forces, without the use of battery or electrical power.

    2. Relevant equations
    Unsure (I am in grade 4)

    3. The attempt at a solution I have looked into the use of 9V batteries, and use of an electric circuit, but I need to use natural forces (if necessary - combined with magnetic). Is this possible? And any advice on how it can be done?

    Thank you very much.
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
  2. jcsd
  3. May 1, 2014 #2


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    Can't you use two magnet?
    One in the boat and the other in your hand.
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