MOUSE TRAP CAR MAKING AND RACING THE CAR!

THE FIRST IDEA
AT FIRST THE CAR THAT WAS PUT TOGETHER WAS WITH TWO LITTLE WHEELS AND
THE MOUSE TRAP ON THE TOP OF THE CAR. WHEN THAT CAR GOT ALL PUT
TOGETHER, IT DIDN'T WORK. THE CAR NEED MORE POWER!!! THE WAY THAT
THIS CAR COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER, OR ACCELERATED BETTER, TO ATTACH A
AXLE ON TO THE BACK WERE THE ROPE COULD HAVE BEEN CONNECTED TO. THE
STRING WAS TIED TO THE BACK OF THE CAR AND THEN WRAPPED AROUND AND
AROUND THE POLE INTILL THE CARS STRING WAS TIGHT ENOUGH. THE STRING
WOULD HAVE TO BE SO TIGHT THAT WHEN WE TOOK THE LEVER AND PULLED IT
BACK ON THE BACK SIDE OF THE MOUSE TRAP, THE MOUSE TRAP WOULD STAY
DOWN BECAUSE THE STRING WOULD BE TIGHT. THE CARS TRAP ON TOP WOULD
HAVE SNAPPED AND THE STRING WOULD BE ROLLING OFF TO MAKE THE FORCES
OF THE CAR WORK TOGETHER AND THE CAR WOULD ACCELERATE AND BE MOVING
DOWN THE METERS TO REACH 24 METERS.

THE NEXT IDEA
THE SECOND IDEA THAT WAS PUT TOGETHER WAS WITH 4 CD's AND TWO OF
THESE SMALL POLES. THE POLES WERE PUT IN THE INSIDE OF THE CD's. WHEN
THE CAR GOT BUT TOGETHER IT WORKED, JUST DIDN'T GO THAT FAR. THE
FORCE WERE NOT WORKING TOGETHER, SUCH AS THE AXLE WAS NOT ON THE BACK
OF THE CAR WITCH MADE THE CAR NOT GO ACCELERATE LIKE IT WAS PLANED TO
ACCELERATE . THE OTHER THING WAS THE WHEELS, THEY HAD TO HAVE A FORCE
TO BE ABLE TO ACCELERATE. THE SOLUTION TO THAT WAS TO PUT TAPE ON THE
TWO BACK WHEELS. WHEN THE TAPE GOT PUT ON THE CAR MOVED FASTER.

THIS PROJECT IS RELATED TO A SIMPLE MACHINE BECAUSE THIS HAD 6
ELEMENTARY MECHANISMS. A LEVER WAS CONNECTED ONTO THE MOUSE TRAP AND
THAT SNAPPED THE CAR TO GO. A COUPLE WHEELS (4) WITCH MADE THE CAR TO
GO BECAUSE IF THE CAR DIDN'T HAVE WHEELS YOU WOULDN'T HAVE A CAR! AN
AXLE WITCH WAS ON THE BACK OF THE CAR, THAT THE PEICE OF STRING THAT
CONNECTED THE STRING AND THE AXLE TOGETHER TO MAKE IT ACCELERATE. IN
THIS PROJECT THE PULLEY WORKED ONLY BECAUSE IT SWITCHED THE
DIRECTION. THIS WORKED TOGETHER WITH THE FRAME THAT ALSO MADE THE
DIRECTION CHANGE. A SCREW WAS USED IN THIS PROJECT BECAUSE WE HAD TO
MAKE FORCE TO THE OTHER WHEELS, WITCH IS ALSO CALLED DEBTORS. DEBTORS
ARE WHEN YOU BUT SOMETHING ELSE BESIDE AND PUT ANOTHER INFRONT. A
WEDGE WAS INCLUDED IN THIS PROJECT BECAUSE THE STRING ON THE POLE
MADE IT ROLL OF AND PUSH TO GET THE FORCES WORKING TOGETHER TO MAKE A
WEDGE.
BY MICHELLE KINNER
HOUR 3 12/2/98