Using a mousetrap and their ingenuity, students explore the principles of force and motion to create a vehicle able to travel the furthest distance in a mousetrap vehicle endurance race. The concepts of Energy transfer and transformation, Newton's laws of motion, spring physics, vehicle design, and the engineering design process are highlighted.
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This free material is the student investigation sheet that outlines the scope of the investigation in terms of the steps of the scientific method.
The complete package (available soon) includes the teacher information sheet, full design details for sample cars, investigation questions, individual and group reflection questions.
All materials align with NGSS (specific standards included in teacher information sheet).