One of my sons friends stayed over yesterday and mentioned in passing he'd been assigned to make a mouse trap car for school i thought about how i had lots of fun making those way back and decided to make one out of scraps off my desk and document it it's far from the best one ever and unlikely to. Physics - weight powered car - posted in science projects and homework: okay, so this is our conservation of mechanical energy design challenge design requirements: - needs to fit within 1m(cubed) - only powered by 1kg falling weight (no motors, elastics, nothing) - needs to go as far as possible down a school hallway (minimum requirement is 2m), the goal is maximum displacement - the. Fastest mousetrap racer i'd like some advice and tips on how to build it and any idea is welcome with two levers you will lose power the mouse trap only.
An explanation of mousetrap car physics of the physics of mousetrap powered cars as well as provide some design tips for building one a basic concept design. Guide to mousetrap cars mousetrap car module for this module the students will design and build mouse trap cars, test them and do power the cars, absolutely. How to build a mousetrap car for science class hope you get a chance to use the idea let me know how it goes thank you teresa for your mousetrap car design. What is a mouse-trap car and how does it work the most basic design is as follows: a string is to analyze the motion of a mousetrap powered vehicle over 5.
How to adapt a mousetrap car for distance so, your science teacher has given your class the classic mousetrap car assignment: to make, design and build a small vehicle powered by the snapping action of a mousetrap to make your car. You power it by simply setting the trap and let it loose by springing the trap lots of variations of mousetrap-powered cars have, ahem, sprung up: people have built designs with two, three and four wheels, and out of a variety of materials. How to build a mousetrap-powered car: while the parts you use in your design might vary, this list provides a good starting point main page - introduction to. What are the best wheels to use for a mouse trap car we have to make a mouse trap car for my physics class it has to go at least 100 feet we cant use cds for wheels and its across a wood floor does anyone have any ideas for good wheels. Mousetrap physics share a simple snap-back mousetrap is an ingenious machine you'll use a mousetrap as a power source for a catapult and a car learn about.
The mousetrap car shows how energy can be transmitted from one location to another to accomplish some form of work in this activity you will design and build a vehicle that is propelled an undetermined distance when the arm of a mousetrap is. Ap physics mousetrap car project student must build a mousetrap-powered car and pass two death-defying tests the car 9 design the car to have a large front. Why build a mousetrap-powered car idea you think will work best work care- figure 2: basic design for a mousetrap vehicle 2. Students will be able to apply newton's three laws to the design, construction, and performance of a car powered by a mousetrap spring big idea practical application of newton's laws of motion in the creation of a mousetrap powered car. Mousetrap car you and a partner will design and build a car powered by a standard size mousetrap the car must stop at exactly 15 meters you will also submit a technical report and a design drawing of your car, in addition to a maximum 10 minute presentation to the class.
Build a mousetrap car with materials commonly found around the home a mousetrap car is a fun and easy science project for students provided are step-by-step instructions on how to build a mousetrap car. The main idea of this project was to build a functioning mousetrap car a mousetrap car is a car that is moved by the force of a mousetrap setting off we were allowed to design this any way we wanted but we were not allowed to use a mousetrap car kit to build the car. -understand the engineering design cycle and its parts and utilize them to design and build a mousetrap car students will race their cars using the power from a.
Have paper and a pencil ready to jot down ideas and sketches as you design design and build the body power your car. Mousetrap car pulley help for the car yet, there is only a idea of having the power of the mouse trap to mousetrap vehicles using a pulley mousetrap physics | build a catapult and a mousetrap car. Students will build a mousetrap car to demonstrate kinetic energy in this science lesson plan, middle school and high school students will research a car design, acquire the materials for the car, build the mousetrap car and then explain how the car demonstrates the properties of kinetic energy.
Good ideas for mousetrap car wheels good ideas for mousetrap car wheels cars that use the mechanical power of a mouse trap for power to design your car. Mousetrap car demonstration at nursing home last week i gave a demonstration of mousetrap cars for two different groups in a nursing home i was concerned how interesting they would find my presentation but it was well received and they are looking forward to me presenting another project idea, i proposed model aviation. A mousetrap powered car is a vehicle that is powered by the energy of a wound-up mouse trap's spring the most basic design is to tie one end of a string to the tip of a mousetrap's snapper arm and then the other end of the. Mousetraps in motion - sick science use the spring-loaded action of a mousetrap to make a real working car a mousetrap is a stellar example of converting potential energy to kinetic energy.
The mouse trap may not be modified in any way except to attach it to your car the car may be any size, shape, or weight as always, a good design and quality construction are contributing factors toward success. The mousetrap car is basically powered by the energy of a wound-up mouse trap's sprint which will create force once it has released isn't the mousetrap car designs is simple and fun how to build a mousetrap car. To construct a car powered by a mousetrap the car works when one end of a string is tied to the arm on the mousetrap and the other end is wound around an axle by winding the string around the axle the mousetrap's spring is stretched providing stored energy.