Mousetrap Car Race

Activity Summary
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.

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Learning Objectives
1. Explain how to calculate velocity
2. Explain how velocity affects acceleration

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velocity, acceleration, motion

Last updated: 3/4/2015

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