background research Essay

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Background research
Karen Rodriguez 1st period Oct 15 2014
I will be building a Mouse Trap Car, which the Mouse trap will be the main power source of the car. A mouse trap consists of a wooden base a heavy bar attached to a coiled spring to add tension. When bait is placed on the trap the bar is pulled back held in this position releasing mechanism. When the bait is moved the bar will trip and this will transfer energy to the cars wheels. Isaac Newton is best known for Explaining how gravity works. This is related to this project on how the three laws have effect on the Mouse trap car. There are many different scientific principles that have to do with the science behind this project. There will be a lot that has to do with the mousetrap car in motion. Includes the conservation of energy , newton’s laws, potential and kinetic energy, and friction. Let’s just focus on Newton’s 3 Laws of motion, The First law states that an object at rest will remain at rest unless acted on by a unbalanced force. An Object in motion continues in motion with the same speed and direction unless acted on by an unbalanced force. Also Friction, from contact from with the floor and friction from the moving parts in the car.
The 2nd newton law states that Acceleration is produced when a force acts on a mass. The greater the mass the greater the amount of force needed. Everyone knows that the heavier the object the harder it is to be pushed. This means…