WONDER #2302: How Does a Hoverboard Work?

Question 1 of 3

What is the difference between a hoverboard and a self-balancing scooter?

  1. A self-balancing scooter is the same thing as a skateboard.
  2. A self-balancing scooter has two wheels and a hoverboard does not.
  3. There is no difference!
  4. A hoverboard uses tilt sensors and a self-balancing scooter does not.

Question 2 of 3

What is the name for an electrically charged magnet?

  1. inductor
  2. magnetic field
  3. electromagnet
  4. hover engine

Question 3 of 3

What is needed to create a magnetic field powerful enough to hold up a hoverboard?

  1. An electromagnet
  2. A tilt sensor
  3. An inductor
  4. Both a and c

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