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```Mouse Trap Car Reflection and Evaluation
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NEWTON’S LAWS
Newton’s 1st Law: A body that is in motion continues in motion with the same velocity (at
speed and in a straight line), and a body at rest continues at rest unless an unbalanced force
acts upon it.
Newton’s 3rd Law: For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction which has the
same force but is opposite in direction.
RELATING NEWTON’S LAWS TO OUR VEHICLES:
1. Explain how Newton’s Laws of Motion are important to your Mouse Trap Racer
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2. What causes your car to accelerate? __________________________________________
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3. What causes your car to decelerate? _________________________________________
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4. If there were no air or no gravity, what would happen to the racer once it was started?
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5. What have you learned about mousetrap cars?
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6. How would you evaluate your work on this project? How effective were you? How
responsible were you?
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7. What contribution did you make to the group effort?
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8 What would you do differently next time?
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9. Explain how the circumference of the wheel and the length of string helped you estimate
the distance that your vehicle would travel.
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