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Basic Mousetrap Vehicle

SKU: W57035
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$395.00 (USD)
Availability: While Supplies Last


More than a mousetrap vehicle kit, this is a complete start-to-finish design activity. The student follows the design process and sees direct applications of science and technology as he or she designs and builds a mousetrap-powered vehicle and competes with classmates to design the fastest car or the car that goes the farthest.

Looking for standards-based activities to accompany these materials? The Mousetrap Vehicles Teacher’s Guide is available for print here, or you can download a digital copy for free here.


Type: Multi-Student Project Packs, Project Kits Grades: 6-12


  • California Proposition 65 Warning:

    WARNING: This product contains one or more chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, and other reproductive harm.

What You'll Get

  • 60 predrilled balsa wood side rails
  • 30 balsa wood deck tops
  • 60 brass axles
  • 30 brass lever arms
  • 120 DVD wheels
  • 120 spacers
  • 120 washers
  • 30 mousetraps
  • 30 axle hook
  • String


Learning Values

  • Simple machines
  • Force and motion
  • Newton’s laws
  • Problem solving
  • Systems
  • Troubleshooting
  • Technological design
  • Data analysis and predictions
  • Materials science
  • Circumference
  • Ratios
  • Measurements


  • Students Served: 30
  • Assembly Method: Gluing
  • Dimensions: 21" x 6"
  • Material: Balsa wood
  • Tools and Materials Required: White glue, ruler, hobby knife, wire cutter, and a drill or Dremel tool

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