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					Lesson 19

Introduction/Getting Started
 Assemble the Mousetrap Car according to

specifications.  Make sure the nylon string is not too short!  DO NOT PUT YOUR FINGER IN THE MOUSETRAP!!! IT WILL HURT!!!

Inquiry 19.1
 Follow the procedure as written on page 192.  DO NOT PUT YOUR FINGER IN THE MOUSETRAP.  Be careful when winding the string around the axle.  Record and Answer all questions in your science

notebook.

Inquiry 19.2
 Follow the procedure as written. Answer all questions

in your science notebook.  You and your group will be expected to design your own test to measure the motion of the mousetrap car.  Hint—think back to lesson 18!  DO NOT PUT YOUR FINGER IN THE MOUSETRAP!!!  Answer the reflecting on what you’ve done in your science notebook!

Rocket Science 101
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

What is Newton’s Third Law of Motion? How does his law apply to the fan car? What is the energy source for a rocket? What energy changes take place in a rocket when it is launched? What was the Saturn V used for? Why aren’t those being made any more? How are the forces in a rocket similar to the forces in a mousetrap car? How are they different?

Medieval Warfare in Modern Times
What is a catapult? 2. What is a mangonel and how does it work? 3. How does the traction trebuchet work? 4. How does the counterweight trebuchet work?
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