Annual Grade 10 Mousetrap Car Races
On November 29th, our Science 10 students were eager to get to School with their newly constructed cars that they all built independently. Each car was powered by a single small mousetrap. The students had been given two months to construct a unique vehicle that would travel at least two meters. Although there were a few frayed nerves and tense moments as the students readied their vehicles, all travelled more than the required threshold distance. Some even travelled over twenty meters!
All students were required to submit a report explaining all of Sir Isaac Newton’s Laws and how they related to their vehicle. They did a great job explaining how potential energy was converted to kinetic energy. The students also modified their vehicles many times as their original designs often needed improvements. Undaunted, everyone kept a smile on their face, had a positive attitude throughout, and had a great time racing their vehicles. I am sure Newton would be proud of our dedicated and committed Grade 10 students!
Sandy Forsyth and Hannah Sinclair Senior School Science Teachers
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