Making a mousetrap car is a fun way to experiment with materials around the house while learning about physics use a nail to press a hole in each side of the mousetrap (these holes act as guides and help keep the wood from splitting) nail the toy wheels to the sides of the mousetrap at the front. Mousetrap car project write-up newton's laws: newton's first law states that an object in motion tends to stay in motion unless acted upon by a balanced force. This project uses a standard household mousetrap to create a spring powered car it can be used at a variety of age levels, for fun and experimentati. The mousetrap is mounted on the car most often (but not always), a long dowel-like rod is attached to the mousetrap many ways can be used to build a mousetrap vehicle, but it is suggested that you go to the mousetrap vehicle forum for tips and information. This was my video submission for my mousetrap car project in physics i hope you all like it. Physical science mousetrap car project introduction: you will build an originally designed vehicle powered solely by the energy of one standard-sized mousetrap.
Mousetrap cars are one of the most common projects in schools here are step-by-step directions to help you build this car, quickly and easily. For this project we had to create a small car powered by nothing but a mousetrap the only limitations we had on these cars were they could only be powered by the mousetrap mr mendricks gave us, no tinker toys, and we could not go out and buy pre-made mousetrap car kits basically, we had to. Supplement the spring of the mousetrap car 3 the spring may not be altered by further twisting 4 pushing the mousetrap car is not allowed 5 you will be allowed two attempts to start the car 1 explain what a mousetrap car is 2 explain how. Analyze your mousetrap car's motion: how far did your car travel horizontally how long did your car take to travel this far what was your car's average velocity. Power a car with laser-cut wheels using a torsion spring. Mousetrap powered car engineering project for grades 5 and above introduction: making a mousetrap car is a mechanical engineering challenge often used as a competition for students from 5th grade up to the second year college.
The first time this project came home with my eldest son we spent time scratching our heads and having him research the internet from internet research and two separate school projects requiring this design, my son has made a mousetrap car that goes the distance. The mousetrap car project requires the fabrication of a vehicle that may require the use of hand or power tools common tools used are scissors, knife, electric drill and handsaw or power saw follow all manufacture safety guidelines and directions including. The information below should not be interpreted as an extension of the rules the official rules in the current rules manual take precedence there is a digital dvd on mousetrap vehicle in the science olympiad store. Hp physics - fall 2012 a brock mousetrap car project description: build a vehicle powered solely by the energy of one standard-sized mousetrap (1 x 3 ) that will travel.
Mousetrap racecar project due date: september 24 th/25 th, 2013 introduction the mousetrap car shows how energy can be transmitted from one location to another to accomplish some form of work. Simple machines - mousetrap car project module overview for grade level(s) thmiddle school: 6 - 8th grade high school: 9th th- 12 grade. Irubric g23www: rubric title mousetrap car project built by mcole899 using irubriccom free rubric builder and assessment tools. Mousetrap car project mr cote' and mr tolan objective: to research, design, construct, test, and modify two mousetrap cars, and to report on this engineering design process. In this instructable i'll show u how to make a mouse trap racing car the rear axle of this car is driven by a mouse trap this project was really fun.
Playlist mouse trap cars resource mouse trap car report student work sample mouse trap car report student work sample created by susan in 1 playlist(s) mouse trap car project resources. We hypothesized that our car would move very fast and with a far distance hypothesis: we expected our mouse trap car to go a far distance along with a quick acceleration conclusion: our conclusion was that our car was going to go a decent distance, but instead our car went a good amount of.