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Carolina STEM Challenge®: Mousetrap Cars Kit

Item # 750042 Exclusive

Speed to excitement with a car powered by 1 mousetrap. Prototypes use the classic setup of string connected to the lever arm to move the axles. To achieve maximum speed or distance, design teams alter variables that affect the vehicle’s performance. This hands-on activity helps students learn the concepts behind levers, machines, and potential and kinetic energy, then apply this knowledge to the engineering challenge.

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Speed to excitement with a car powered by the energy of 1 mousetrap. Prototypes use the classic setup of string connected to the lever arm to move the axles. To achieve maximum speed or distance, design teams alter variables that affect the vehicle’s performance: friction, mechanical advantage, and mass. This hands-on activity helps students learn the concepts behind levers, machines, and potential and kinetic energy, then apply this knowledge to the engineering challenge. Materials support 10 design teams of 2 to 3 students. Includes instructions.

Mousetraps are standard size. For your safety, the hold-down bar and catch have been removed to prevent accidental injury. Instructions include steps to create an extender arm for the mousetrap.

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Foam Tray 20 Included
Rubber Band 40 Included
Modeling Clay, 0.25-lb Block 1 Included
Wood Skewer 40 Included
Binder Clip 40 Included
Twine, Roll 1 Included
Mousetrap 10 Included
Sandpaper Sheet 1 Included
Straw 40 Included
Paint Stirrer 10 Included
Teacher’s Manual with Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included


Carolina STEM Challenge

Carolina STEM Challenge® Physical Science Series

Engineer excitement with NEW kits for middle and high school physical science that:

  • Incorporate STEM concepts
  • Promote creativity, team building, and fun
  • Encourage interest in science

Easily integrate exciting STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activities into any physical science curriculum with Carolina STEM Challenge® Physical Science Series kits. They engage and inspire students with fun real-world design challenges in an exciting tournament-style format.

Hands-on activities center on engineering concepts and practices from the Next Generation Science Standards. Design teams design, build, test, and modify their prototypes to provide an innovative solution to the class challenge. These activities strengthen students’ critical-thinking and creative problem-solving skills, while encouraging creativity, collaboration, and teamwork.

Designed with ease of use in mind, Carolina STEM Challenge® Physical Science Series kits have the materials and information needed for classroom success:

  • Warm-ups and demonstrations
  • Science content
  • Literacy extensions
  • Notebooking options
  • Grading and scoring rubrics

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