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Physics Class Has the "Need For Speed"

Mousetrap Vehicle

The purpose of this project was for classmates to build the fastest mousetrap vehicle, the most distance traveled vehicle, the most force vehicle, or the most acceleration vehicle. The resources they were able to use were their partner and any non-motorized parts, to build their vehicle. The mousetrap had to travel 5.0 meters and was graded on class average placement. 

MATERIALS

Mr. Lahners supplied 1 standard mousetrap. The students were able to use any other mousetrap in their final run. No kits were allowed  They were able to practice on as many mousetraps as the student wanted to buy. 

The videos of the vehicle can be seen on the link below.

 

Need for Speed