Goals: get students to build a functioning car powered by a mouse trap

Learning outcomes: potential energy; kinetic energy; and friction

Grade levels: 4-8 grade

Build time: 4-6 hours


Toolbox includes a class set with fifteen (15) individual student kits with all project materials (excluding wood glue or hot glue guns) 

Toolbox also comes with a Teachers Guide that includes: 

  • Lesson Plan
  • Build instructions with photos
  • Extension/Enrichment ideas
  • Parent Participation Note

Mousetrap Car Toolbox


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