Examine, alter, design, and experiment with mousetrap vehicles to understand velocity, potential and kinetic energy, acceleration, speed, circumference, and distance – there’s more potential in this guide than just potential energy!
The Mousetrap Vehicles Teacher’s Guide contains NGSS, CCSSM, NSTA, NCTM, and ITEEA standards addressed; teacher and student instructions for a variety of math, science, and technology activities; pretests and posttests; resource pages; and puzzles. Contains separate activities for middle school and high school students.
Equipment and materials needed to complete guide activities include the Pitsco Mousetrap Vehicles – Getting Started Package, Dremel tool or portable hand drill, Timber Cutter or hobby knife, tape measure, ruler, wire cutters, needle-nose pliers, cool-melt glue gun, scale, four stopwatches, spring scale, table clamp or C-clamp, mousetrap vehicle wheels (CDs), washers, and standard classroom tools and materials. Note: This list is for all activities; individual activities don’t require all listed materials.
The printed version of the Mousetrap Vehicles Teacher’s Guide is available for purchase, or you can download a digital copy for free here.