Reflection: my mousetrap car used pine wood as a frame and mdf for the wheel material i used mdf because of its rigidity and it was easy to shape into a wheel i used bearings that i soaked in wd-40 to reduce friction between the axle and the frame. Overview and background mousetrap cars convert spring energy into kinetic energy through linear and circular motion by experimenting with mousetrap cars, your students can learn about gear ratios, circumference and radius, lever arms, friction, conservation of energy, velocity, work, and spring constants. Students will be able to apply newton's three laws to the design, construction, and performance of a car powered by a mousetrap spring. 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.
Product description a mousetrap powered car is a vehicle that uses a mouse trap for a motor and a string to transmit force in this method one end of a string is attached or tied to the arm of the mousetrap and the other end of the string is wound around an axle. • a vehicle p powered by y the spring device of a mousetrap • a mousetrap is a simple machine because it uses mechanical advantage to multiply lti. Use mousetrap cars to make hands on connections with concepts such as energy, friction, momentum, and simple machines.
Teams design, build and test a vehicle using one or two snap mousetraps as its sole means of propulsion to push a paper cup forward, reverse direction, and stop as close as possible to a target point. Description racing (competition) is fundamental to human nature and our way of life making the right decisions based on evidence is fundamental to the engineering design process. Earth shattering secrets for building record setting and winning mousetrap cars and racers here you will find all the latest and greatest untold construction secrets so you can build your very own mousetrap vehicle. A mousetrap car project is an interesting, yet sort of a harrowing project however, all the same it is fun it is often used in physics classes to help students understand concepts in physics and faculties related to mechanics. Mousetrap car final paper design description our car had four cd wheels that were attached to the axle of the car with cd spacers we put balloons over the wheels for traction.
Mount 2 popsicle sticks to the mouse trap using some hot glue cut 2 small pieces out of a small straw and mount them on the end of the popsicle sticks. We couldn't find what you were looking for exactly but this might be close. Materials list for building the mouse trap car so, here's what you'll need to put together the mouse trap car demonstrated in the video above.
Juniors in mrs stroube's physics class put their classroom learning into practice by building a mousetrap car students have been learning about energy transfer, gathering data, calculating velocity and acceleration, and other concepts like friction and movement in a circular path. Building a mousetrap car does not require a degree in physics truly anyone can make a mousetrap car that works in this article you will see the basic principles to making a car powered by a mousetrap along with some helpful links to further your understanding of the project. 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.
Mousetrap cars are powered by the spring of the mousetrap when the mousetrap snaps back, the lever causes a release of energy the lever is attached to a string that is wound around the back axle of the car. 2 what is a mousetrap car and how does it work a mouse trap-powered racer is a vehicle that is powered by the energy of a wound-up mousetrap's spring. A mouse trap car makes a fun toy for children of all ages, it a small self-powered and an all rounded fun toy given that it generates its own motive power, it features as the most common science project that is handed out to kids in different grades.
A mousetrap powered car is a vehicle that uses a mouse trap for a motor and a string to transmit force in this method one end of a string is attached or tied to the arm on the mousetrap and the other end of the string is wound around an axle. Getting more mileage out of mousetrap cars 9/28/2004 - sandra rutherford and bonnie wylo building and racing mousetrap cars is a common activity in many eighth- and ninth-grade physical science classrooms. Mouse trap at cool math games: this one is a lot harder than it looks all you have to do is put up walls to trap the mouse but, he's really good at getting past you. 1) how does a mousetrap car work b how is the string connected to the axle with the mouse trap in the axels with a wire or tape or tied 2)where should you place the mousetrap for the best performance if you want speed b if you are building a mousetrap vehicle for distance going forward and.