Mousetrap Car Race
Students use a mousetrap, pens, balloons, paper clips, string, and CDs to construct a race car. Each group of students will race their car, recording the distance traveled and the time it took, in order to determine the velocity of their car.
1. Explain how to calculate velocity
2. Explain how velocity affects acceleration
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velocity, acceleration, motion
Last updated: 3/4/2015