KELVIN® E.P. Mousetrap Car Kit

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Students design and build a cardboard mousetrap racer.

Each kit includes: pre-cut and scored cardstock, [2] 4-3/4 in. dia. rear wheels, [2] 1-3/8 in. dia. front wheels, mousetrap, wood dowel rod with cable ties for mousetrap arm and [2] axles. Assembly requires use of hot glue gun and hand tools (provided by the teacher).

This product is part of the KELVIN® Engineering Principles Series™. This series is comprised of a group of activities that focus on one or more Engineering or Scientific Principles. Products are made from light, rigid cardstock, or a combination of cardstock and other hardware, such a gears, motors and wheels. In assembling the kits, children learn about the basics of working with paper (cutting, bending, paper strength and fastening) as well as the engineering principle associated with the product. This series offers a range of learning experiences for a range of students.