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Learning about Inertia & Friction with Mouse-Trap Cars

Students created a mouse-trap car in the 8th grade engineering class at C.A. Gray taught by Mrs. Donna Martinez. A mouse-trap car is a vehicle that is powered by the energy that can be stored in a wound up mouse-trap spring. Problem solving is a main step in the engineering design process. Students learned about inertia and reducing friction when problem solving for this project.
From left to right: Gabriel Childers, Emmanuel Perez, Juan Vazquez, Adair Hernandez, & Timothy Fagan.