The first commercial maglev line in the world started its operation in Shanghai on 31 December 2002. It became a hotspot event of significant scientific and social influences. Taking advantage of the intensive curiosity of the public, in particular teenagers, for this hi-tech project and its underlying scientific principles, Technological Instructing Center for Teenagers of Changning District (TICTCD) launched a scientific and technological communication campaign, centering on the subject of “Nourishing Teenager’s Understanding of Magnetic Suspension”. The purpose of the campaign is to make teenagers: (1) understand the scientific principles of the interplay of magnetic poles; (2) understand high technologies related to maglev; (3) attempt to research on and develop a model maglev train; and (4) pay attention to the positive and negative social impacts of science and technology.

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Cultivating teenager’s understanding of magnetic suspension

LiuZhen Zhou   Technological Instructing Center for Teenagers of Changning District

Qian Guo   Technological Instructing Center for Teenagers of Changning District

Yunyi Gu   Technological Instructing Center for Teenagers of Changning District

The first commercial maglev line in the world started its operation in Shanghai on 31 December 2002. It became a hotspot event of significant scientific and social influences. Taking advantage of the intensive curiosity of the public, in particular teenagers, for this hi-tech project and its underlying scientific principles, Technological Instructing Center for Teenagers of Changning District (TICTCD) launched a scientific and technological communication campaign, centering on the subject of “Nourishing Teenager’s Understanding of Magnetic Suspension”. The purpose of the campaign is to make teenagers: (1) understand the scientific principles of the interplay of magnetic poles; (2) understand high technologies related to maglev; (3) attempt to research on and develop a model maglev train; and (4) pay attention to the positive and negative social impacts of science and technology.

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