• Part I: Build a vehicle that is powered by a
mouse trap and will travel across the floor.
– Good grade = Goes far
– Poor...
• RED SLIDE: These are notes that are very
important and should be recorded in your
science journal.
Copyright © 2010 Ryan...
• http://sciencepowerpoint.com/
• Activity! Making a Monster Truck! -opps
• Activity! Making a Mouster Truck!
• Project! Mouseter Truck
– Activity Sheet Provided.
• The Dangers of a Mouse Trap!
– Place a Hot Dog (Your fingers) into the mouse
trap.
– What did we learn?
• The Dangers of a Mouse Trap!
– Place a Hot Dog (Your fingers) into the mouse
trap.
– What did we learn?
• The Dangers of a Mouse Trap!
– Place a Hot Dog (Your fingers) into the mouse
trap.
– What did we learn?
You must set you...
• Part I: Build a vehicle that is powered by a
mouse trap and will travel across the floor.
– Good grade = Goes far
– Bad ...
• Part I: Build a vehicle that is powered by a
mouse trap and will travel across the floor.
– Good grade = Goes far (5+ Me...
• Part I: Build a vehicle that is powered by a
mouse trap and will travel across the floor.
– Good grade = Goes far
– Poor...
• Part I: Build a vehicle that is powered by a
mouse trap and will travel across the floor.
– Good grade = Goes far
– Poor...
• Part I: Build a vehicle that is powered by a
mouse trap and will travel across the floor.
– Good grade = Goes far
– Poor...
• Rules: The mousetrap must power your
vehicle.
– Additional energy in the form of elastics and
bowed wood etc. are allowe...
• Rules: The mousetrap must power your
vehicle.
– Additional energy in the form of elastics and
bowed wood etc. are allowe...
• Rules: The mousetrap must power your
vehicle.
– Additional energy in the form of elastics and
bowed wood etc. are allowe...
• Materials you are provided if you want
them or need them.
– Standard Mousetrap
• Materials you are provided if you want
them or need them.
– Standard Mousetrap
– Wood Block
• Materials you are provided if you want
them or need them.
– Standard Mousetrap
– Wood Block
– String
• Materials you are provided if you want
them or need them.
– Standard Mousetrap
– Wood Block
– String
– Elastics
• Materials you are provided if you want
them or need them.
– Standard Mousetrap
– Wood Block
– String
– Elastics
– Old cd...
• Materials you are provided if you want
them or need them.
– Standard Mousetrap
– Wood Block
– String
– Elastics
– Old cd...
• Materials you are provided if you want
them or need them.
– Standard Mousetrap
– Wood Block
– String
– Elastics
– Old cd...
• Materials you are provided if you want
them or need them.
– Standard Mousetrap
– Wood Block
– String
– Elastics
– Old cd...
• Lost! Go online and find some examples.
– There are hundreds of examples and videos
that describe how to build one.
• Lost! Go online and find some examples.
– There are hundreds of examples and videos
that describe how to build one.
• Lost! Go online and find some examples.
– There are hundreds of examples and videos
that describe how to build one.
• Lost! Go online and find some examples.
– There are hundreds of examples and videos
that describe how to build one.
• Lost! Go online and find some examples.
– There are hundreds of examples and videos
that describe how to build one.
• Lost! Go online and find some examples.
– There are hundreds of examples and videos
that describe how to build one.
• Lost! Go online and find some examples.
– There are hundreds of examples and videos
that describe how to build one.
• Why cover the wheels in rubber?
• Why cover the wheels in rubber?
• To prevent spin out / increase friction.
• The arm creates a slower steady pull to
prevent spin out.
• The arm creates a slower steady pull to
prevent spin out.
– Slow start until arm reaches apex and then its
potential ene...
• Why might this Mousetrap car not go very
far?
• Why might this Mousetrap car not go very
far? That is a lot of mass for a small
mousetrap engine. F=MA
• Part II: The Mini-Poster / Google Sketch Up
– Introduce your Mouseter Truck with its cool
name and an awesome visual.
• Use GoogleSketchUp
• http://sketchup.google.com/
• Video Link! (Optional) Using Google
SketchUp.
– http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsfH_cyXa1o
• Part II (Poster)
– Your poster must cover many science topics we have
learned.
• Kinetic Energy KE = ½ M * V2
• Potentia...
• Video Link! (Optional)
– Caution as answers / thinking are revealed.
– How to build a mousetrap car.
– http://www.youtub...
• http://sciencepowerpoint.com/
Areas of Focus within The Motion and Machines Unit:
Newton’s First Law, Inertia, Friction, Four Types of Friction, Negati...
• This PowerPoint is one small part of my Laws of Motion
and Simple Machines Unit.
• This unit includes…
• A 3 Part 2,300+...
http://www.teacherspayteach
ers.com/Product/Physical-
Science-Curriculum-596485
http://www.teacherspaytea
chers.com/Prod...
• Please visit the links below to learn more
about each of the units in this curriculum
– These units take me about four y...
Physical Science Units Extended Tour Link and Curriculum Guide
Science Skills Unit http://sciencepowerpoint.com/Science_In...
• The entire four year curriculum can be found at...
http://sciencepowerpoint.com/ Please feel free to
contact me with any...
• http://sciencepowerpoint.com/
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A three part 1500+ PowerPoint slideshow from www.sciencepowerpoint.com becomes the roadmap for an interactive and amazing science experience that includes a bundled homework package, answer keys, unit notes, video links, review games, built-in quizzes and hands-on activities, worksheets, rubrics, games, and much more.
Also included are instruction to create a student version of the unit that is much like the teachers but missing the answer keys, quizzes, PowerPoint review games, hidden box challenges, owl, and surprises meant for the classroom. This is a great resource to distribute to your students and support professionals.
Text for the unit PowerPoint is presented in large print (32 font) and is placed at the top of each slide so it can seen and read from all angles of a classroom. A shade technique, as well as color coded text helps to increase student focus and allows teacher to control the pace of the lesson. Also included is a 12 page assessment / bundled homework that chronologically follows the slideshow for nightly homework and the end of the unit assessment, as well as a 8 page modified assessment. 9 pages of class notes with images are also included for students who require assistance, as well as answer keys to both of the assessments for support professionals, teachers, and homeschool parents. Many video links are provided and a slide within the slideshow cues teacher / parent when the videos are most relevant to play. Video shorts usually range from 2-7 minutes and are included in organized folders. Two PowerPoint Review games are included. Answers to the PowerPoint Review Games are provided in PowerPoint form so students can self-assess. Lastly, several class games such as guess the hidden picture beneath the boxes, and the find the hidden owl somewhere within the slideshow are provided. Difficulty rating of 8 (Ten is most difficult).
Areas of Focus: -Newton's First Law, Inertia, Friction, Four Types of Friction, Negatives and Positives of Friction, Newton's Third Law, Newton's Second Law, Potential Energy, Kinetic Energy, Mechanical Energy, Forms of Potential to Kinetic Energy, Speed, Velocity, Acceleration, Deceleration, Momentum, Work, Machines (Joules), Catapults, Trajectory, Force, Simple Machines, Pulley / (MA Mechanical Advantage), Lever /(MA),Wedge /(MA), Wheel and Axle (MA), Inclined Plane / (MA), Screw /(MA).
This unit aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards and with Common Core Standards for ELA and Literacy for Science and Technical Subjects. See preview for more information
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Thanks again and best wishes. Sincerely, Ryan Murphy M.Ed www.sciencepowerpoint@gmail.com
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Build a Mousetrap Car

  1. 1. • Part I: Build a vehicle that is powered by a mouse trap and will travel across the floor. – Good grade = Goes far – Poor grade = Doesn’t go far – Cool and colorful but doesn’t go far = Poor grade!
  2. 2. • RED SLIDE: These are notes that are very important and should be recorded in your science journal. Copyright © 2010 Ryan P. Murphy
  3. 3. • http://sciencepowerpoint.com/
  4. 4. • Activity! Making a Monster Truck! -opps
  5. 5. • Activity! Making a Mouster Truck!
  6. 6. • Project! Mouseter Truck – Activity Sheet Provided.
  7. 7. • The Dangers of a Mouse Trap! – Place a Hot Dog (Your fingers) into the mouse trap. – What did we learn?
  8. 8. • The Dangers of a Mouse Trap! – Place a Hot Dog (Your fingers) into the mouse trap. – What did we learn?
  9. 9. • The Dangers of a Mouse Trap! – Place a Hot Dog (Your fingers) into the mouse trap. – What did we learn? You must set your mousetrap and then spring it to start car. Mousetraps are cheap and will break easily so please limit their use as much as you can.
  10. 10. • Part I: Build a vehicle that is powered by a mouse trap and will travel across the floor. – Good grade = Goes far – Bad grade = Doesn’t go far – Cool and colorful but doesn’t go far = Bad grade
  11. 11. • Part I: Build a vehicle that is powered by a mouse trap and will travel across the floor. – Good grade = Goes far (5+ Meters) – Bad grade = Doesn’t go far (Less than 5 Meters) – Cool and colorful but doesn’t go far = Bad grade
  12. 12. • Part I: Build a vehicle that is powered by a mouse trap and will travel across the floor. – Good grade = Goes far – Poor grade = Doesn’t go far (Less than 5 meters) – Cool and colorful but doesn’t go far = Bad grade
  13. 13. • Part I: Build a vehicle that is powered by a mouse trap and will travel across the floor. – Good grade = Goes far – Poor grade = Doesn’t go far – Cool and colorful but doesn’t go far =
  14. 14. • Part I: Build a vehicle that is powered by a mouse trap and will travel across the floor. – Good grade = Goes far – Poor grade = Doesn’t go far – Cool and colorful but doesn’t go far = Poor grade!
  15. 15. • Rules: The mousetrap must power your vehicle. – Additional energy in the form of elastics and bowed wood etc. are allowed as long as they are a part of the mousetrap engine.
  16. 16. • Rules: The mousetrap must power your vehicle. – Additional energy in the form of elastics and bowed wood etc. are allowed as long as they are a part of the mousetrap engine.
  17. 17. • Rules: The mousetrap must power your vehicle. – Additional energy in the form of elastics and bowed wood etc. are allowed as long as they are a part of the mousetrap engine. Mousetrap Cars. Learn more. See examples at.. http://www.scienceguy.org/Articles/Mo usetrapCars.aspx
  18. 18. • Materials you are provided if you want them or need them. – Standard Mousetrap
  19. 19. • Materials you are provided if you want them or need them. – Standard Mousetrap – Wood Block
  20. 20. • Materials you are provided if you want them or need them. – Standard Mousetrap – Wood Block – String
  21. 21. • Materials you are provided if you want them or need them. – Standard Mousetrap – Wood Block – String – Elastics
  22. 22. • Materials you are provided if you want them or need them. – Standard Mousetrap – Wood Block – String – Elastics – Old cd’s
  23. 23. • Materials you are provided if you want them or need them. – Standard Mousetrap – Wood Block – String – Elastics – Old cd’s – Old Colored Pencils
  24. 24. • Materials you are provided if you want them or need them. – Standard Mousetrap – Wood Block – String – Elastics – Old cd’s – Old Colored Pencils – Old Crayola Markers
  25. 25. • Materials you are provided if you want them or need them. – Standard Mousetrap – Wood Block – String – Elastics – Old cd’s – Old Colored Pencils – Old Crayola Markers – Screw Eyes
  26. 26. • Lost! Go online and find some examples. – There are hundreds of examples and videos that describe how to build one.
  27. 27. • Lost! Go online and find some examples. – There are hundreds of examples and videos that describe how to build one.
  28. 28. • Lost! Go online and find some examples. – There are hundreds of examples and videos that describe how to build one.
  29. 29. • Lost! Go online and find some examples. – There are hundreds of examples and videos that describe how to build one.
  30. 30. • Lost! Go online and find some examples. – There are hundreds of examples and videos that describe how to build one.
  31. 31. • Lost! Go online and find some examples. – There are hundreds of examples and videos that describe how to build one.
  32. 32. • Lost! Go online and find some examples. – There are hundreds of examples and videos that describe how to build one.
  33. 33. • Why cover the wheels in rubber?
  34. 34. • Why cover the wheels in rubber? • To prevent spin out / increase friction.
  35. 35. • The arm creates a slower steady pull to prevent spin out.
  36. 36. • The arm creates a slower steady pull to prevent spin out. – Slow start until arm reaches apex and then its potential energy adds to kinetic energy.
  37. 37. • Why might this Mousetrap car not go very far?
  38. 38. • Why might this Mousetrap car not go very far? That is a lot of mass for a small mousetrap engine. F=MA
  39. 39. • Part II: The Mini-Poster / Google Sketch Up – Introduce your Mouseter Truck with its cool name and an awesome visual.
  40. 40. • Use GoogleSketchUp • http://sketchup.google.com/
  41. 41. • Video Link! (Optional) Using Google SketchUp. – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsfH_cyXa1o
  42. 42. • Part II (Poster) – Your poster must cover many science topics we have learned. • Kinetic Energy KE = ½ M * V2 • Potential Energy PE = mgh • Newton’s Three Laws • Aerodynamics • Friction Types – etc. • All Simple Machines Used… – Include MA of Wheel and Axle – Any other Simple Machines used • Calculations should include…. • Speed / Velocity D/T • Kinetic Energy KE= ½ M * V2 • Force = Work * Distance • Work = Force * Distance • Momentum = Mass * Velocity
  43. 43. • Video Link! (Optional) – Caution as answers / thinking are revealed. – How to build a mousetrap car. – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVNFxlEMWvw
  44. 44. • http://sciencepowerpoint.com/
  45. 45. Areas of Focus within The Motion and Machines Unit: Newton’s First Law, Inertia, Friction, Four Types of Friction, Negatives and Positives of Friction, Newton’s Third Law, Newton’s Second Law, Potential Energy, Kinetic Energy, Mechanical Energy, Forms of Potential to Kinetic Energy, Speed, Velocity, Acceleration, Deceleration, Momentum, Work, Machines (Joules), Catapults, Trajectory, Force, Simple Machines, Pulley / (MA Mechanical Advantage), Lever / (MA), Wedge / (MA), Wheel and Axle (MA), Inclined Plane / (MA), Screw / (MA) - Mousetrap Cars Full unit can be found at… http://sciencepowerpoint.com/Newtons_Laws_Motion_Machines_ Unit.html
  46. 46. • This PowerPoint is one small part of my Laws of Motion and Simple Machines Unit. • This unit includes… • A 3 Part 2,300+ Slide PowerPoint and student version. • 15 Page bundled homework package and 11 pages of units notes that chronologically follow the PowerPoint • 3 PowerPoint review games (150+ slides easch), 20+ Videos / Links, rubrics, games, activity sheets, and much more. • http://sciencepowerpoint.com/Newtons_Laws_Motion_M achines_Unit.html
  47. 47. http://www.teacherspayteach ers.com/Product/Physical- Science-Curriculum-596485 http://www.teacherspaytea chers.com/Product/Life- Science-Curriculum-601267 http://www.teacherspaytea chers.com/Product/Earth- Science-Curriculum-590950
  48. 48. • Please visit the links below to learn more about each of the units in this curriculum – These units take me about four years to complete with my students in grades 5-10. Earth Science Units Extended Tour Link and Curriculum Guide Geology Topics Unit http://sciencepowerpoint.com/Geology_Unit.html Astronomy Topics Unit http://sciencepowerpoint.com/Astronomy_Unit.html Weather and Climate Unit http://sciencepowerpoint.com/Weather_Climate_Unit.html Soil Science, Weathering, More http://sciencepowerpoint.com/Soil_and_Glaciers_Unit.html Water Unit http://sciencepowerpoint.com/Water_Molecule_Unit.html Rivers Unit http://sciencepowerpoint.com/River_and_Water_Quality_Unit.html = Easier = More Difficult =  5th – 7th grade 6th – 8th grade
  49. 49. Physical Science Units Extended Tour Link and Curriculum Guide Science Skills Unit http://sciencepowerpoint.com/Science_Introduction_Lab_Safety_Metric_Methods. html Motion and Machines Unit http://sciencepowerpoint.com/Newtons_Laws_Motion_Machines_Unit.html Matter, Energy, Envs. Unit http://sciencepowerpoint.com/Energy_Topics_Unit.html Atoms and Periodic Table Unit http://sciencepowerpoint.com/Atoms_Periodic_Table_of_Elements_Unit.html Life Science Units Extended Tour Link and Curriculum Guide Human Body / Health Topics http://sciencepowerpoint.com/Human_Body_Systems_and_Health_Topics_Unit.html DNA and Genetics Unit http://sciencepowerpoint.com/DNA_Genetics_Unit.html Cell Biology Unit http://sciencepowerpoint.com/Cellular_Biology_Unit.html Infectious Diseases Unit http://sciencepowerpoint.com/Infectious_Diseases_Unit.html Taxonomy and Classification Unit http://sciencepowerpoint.com/Taxonomy_Classification_Unit.html Evolution / Natural Selection Unit http://sciencepowerpoint.com/Evolution_Natural_Selection_Unit.html Botany Topics Unit http://sciencepowerpoint.com/Plant_Botany_Unit.html Ecology Feeding Levels Unit http://sciencepowerpoint.com/Ecology_Feeding_Levels_Unit.htm Ecology Interactions Unit http://sciencepowerpoint.com/Ecology_Interactions_Unit.html Ecology Abiotic Factors Unit http://sciencepowerpoint.com/Ecology_Abiotic_Factors_Unit.html
  50. 50. • The entire four year curriculum can be found at... http://sciencepowerpoint.com/ Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. Thank you for your interest in this curriculum. Sincerely, Ryan Murphy M.Ed www.sciencepowerpoint@gmail.com
  51. 51. • http://sciencepowerpoint.com/

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