Stuff I did for other classes:
5 October 2011
It’s a yum yummy world in the winter, for our mouse trap racer we will be making a circle car that will have marshmallows all over the sides of the car.
We will be using four scooter sized wheels and at least two or more ¼ inch wooden axels. By using the scooter wheels we will be able to have the wheels moving in all different directions and still be able to control the car. So when we are going to make the ninety degree car we will be able to make that turn without any problems or concerns.
With the scooter type wheels we hope and know that these wheels are able to turn all different directions. So as the wheels turn we should be able to have a successful turn and successful car. We will also be putting marshmallows on our car. How? You ask well we will take a needle and fishing line and put it through the marshmallows so they will stay connected on the car. We will also take duct tape and stick the marshmallows to it so they will stay on our car.
Our car will be creating friction, from the lever arm and the wheels. The lever arm is making a force on the string which is making the car move. The wheels will be making friction from moving them across the ground.
Our car will be using friction with its wheels, potential energy, and finally speed. Our car will be using speed with the lever arm and the wheels they will be moving which will also be tied in to use potential energy with using and moving and going around the corner.
So our mouse trap racer will hopefully work and be successful on our marshmallows.