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Mousetrap Vehicle Maker Project

SKU: W43158
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Mousetraps pack a surprising amount of force. With the Mousetrap Vehicle Maker Project, students can create a mousetrap-powered vehicle and begin learning some basic physics concepts.

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 Grades: 6-12


What You'll Get

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
  • Tools Required: White glue, ruler, hobby knife, wire cutter, and a drill or Dremel tool
  • Material: Balsa wood

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