Mousetrap car project 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. The second session of the physics of everything, held on april 25, addressed the relationship between physics and philosophy these subjects have a long and constructive history together, but some prominent physicists have expressed disdain for philosophy's usefulness. Through the study of physics, learn the natural laws of matter, motion, force, and time understand light, sound, and magnetism, and how our senses filter our experience of the world technology allows us to use natural forces in new ways, to transform sunlight into power or electricity into light. 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. A mousetrap car uses energy to change speed and displace its positionconserving energy purpose in this activity you will calculate the efficiency of your mousetrap car materials ruler caliper stopwatch variables needed from other labs total potential energy from lab #5 rolling friction from lab #6 coefficient of rolling friction from lab #6.
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. A mousetrap race automobile oo you will have the wonderful physics instructor indoors the international correct, you have alot of judgements for the action area the wonderful i'm waiting to think of of of is a potassium nitrate booster that's called a metallic pipe (or 2, even 4 ought to be extra beneficial proper) fastened alongside the size of the chasis/mouse seize. The mousetrap car physics analysis report answer the following questions completely (include formulas and/or calculations where appropriate) your answers may be written or typed. The first law relates to the car because it says that an object will stay at rest unless a force from another object is put on it this means that the car can't move unless another act or force is put on it.
27-30 points: demonstrates excellent conceptual understanding of the physics principles behind a mousetrap car applies this understanding in conducting an excellent, meaningful investigation 24-26 points: demonstrates good conceptual understanding of the physics principles behind a mousetrap car. Figure 1 student handout: building and racing rules for the mousetrap car project directions: in addition to building and racing a mousetrap car, you will be required to understand the physics of your car by taking measurements and calculating your car's efficiency. Marshmallow catapults 1 place the rubber band around the base of the mousetrap and the lever to hold the lever in place, marshmallow catapults 3. Physics 201 lab - out n' back (mousetrap car) the objective was to use a mousetrap and a falling mass to move the car 1 meter, and back 1 meter (for a total displacement of 0.
Saving the world with his knowledge of science. Your task is to build a mousetrap powered car, built from wood, paper, plastic, metal, erector sets, pens, rulers, old toys, legos, or other materials we need a fair comparison between race cars. Ms judy grimsley's physics classes demonstrated their understanding of the fundamentals of physics wednesday, sept 20 and monday, sept 25 by building and racing cars powered by a mousetrap.
The physics lab is a serious place of learning, even when students are launching rockets, dropping toilet paper rolls off the side of a building, or building mousetrap dragsters to learn important concepts. This is a classroom resource for introduction to physics, a freshman level course that teaches basic physical science concepts page includes notes, presentations, activities, and problem sets. The building of mousetrap cars allows you to experience the engineering process first hand while designing and building your car, you need to turn your ideas into a working machine building the mousetrap car can be a challenging project for two reasons. Our experiment involves a car that is propelled by a mouse trap, and our group members try to see how fast it can go in 15 meters with just the mouse trap as its engine then, we joust the car with other cars with an egg attached and if the egg cracks, or we are the last ones down the ramp, we lose. For this phase of the mousetrap car project, the performance of your car will be measured in the 1) kinematics and 2) the force tests kinematics: your car must travel a displacement of (600 i +/- 025j ) [m] on flat level ground.
Physics mousetrap car experiment directions note: this handout is also available on the school's m, drive, in the stapleton folder within the. In this lab, we will be constructing a car that is powered simply by the force exerted by the mousetrap spring mousetraps usually store one joule of energy (which is lethal to a mouse) everyone will start with the same mouse traps (victor brand) and will only be allowed the use of one trap for their car's construction. A mousetrap is a stellar example of converting potential energy to kinetic energy the spring of the mousetrap is held back with a bunch of potential energy and, once released, snaps forward in a burst of kinetic energy. My physics students completed their mousetrap car lab this past week, and i caught a lot of the final part on video and created a montage for them to watch.
This applies to the mousetrap car because the force of the mousetrap is greater than that of the friction or air resistance this allows the mousetrap car to accelerate newton's third law of motion states that for every action there is an opposite and equal reaction. Make it a mousetrap racer by attaching a basic mousetrap as the motor, connected to a string on an axle as the trap releases, the car is pulled forward this shows lot of interesting physics.
Whitebox learning® mousetrap car 20 student access for one year to a standards-based, web-based virtual modeling stem application students are guided through an engaging, realistic design development process resulting in virtual simulations and competitions with other students throughout their class or district. The physics of collisions are governed by the laws of momentum and the first law that we discuss in this unit is expressed in the above equation the equation is known as the impulse-momentum change equation. With a simple mouse trap and a few household items, you will be able to build a mouse trap car with ease to make a mouse trap car, create the foundation and mount the mouse trap on it find this pin and more on ideas for little ones by heidi basore.