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Mousetrap Madness A Mousetrap Car Adventure. Problem Solver Space – The Challenge. Wanted: Mousetrap Car Designers Does the design of a Mousetrap Car affect its performance? Mousetrap Madness needs you in the Design Department.

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Mousetrap Madness

A Mousetrap Car

Adventure


Problem solver space the challenge
Problem Solver Space – The Challenge

Wanted: Mousetrap Car Designers

Does the design of a Mousetrap Car affect its performance?

Mousetrap Madness needs you in the Design Department.

Remember Mousetrap Madness is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No one is turned down. All designs and designers are welcome.

Task

Data

Conclusion

Assessment

Credits


Problem solver space the task
Problem Solver Space –The Task

Your task is to build a mousetrap car.

You will choose to build your mousetrap

car for either speed or distance. You will determine what

materials you need and bring in the materials that you

need. You will need to provide theMousetrapand wheels

(use your imagination). You are free to use other items in

your design. You may not use a kit. You must submit

original designs. You will build your mousetrap car and

make changes to your design as you see he need. At the

conclusion of the design and building phase, all cars will be

tested in the hallway.

Challenge

Data

Conclusion

Assessment

Credits


Problem solver space the data
Problem Solver Space: The Data

Questions for Students

  • Did you identify all of the data and information sources used during this PBL Challenge?

  • Did you identify all of the materials, equipment, and procedures used by the group?

  • Did you conduct trial runs and report results in data tables?

  • Did you modify your design based on you trial run data?

  • Did you organize the data into formats that clearly illustrate this information?

Challenge

Task

Conclusion

Assessment

Credits


Problem solver space the conclusion
Problem Solver Space: The Conclusion

Questions for Students

  • Did you identify the different roles of team members?

  • Did you carefully describe your problem solving strategies?

  • Does your conclusion present a clear statement of the findings that is supported by evidence?

  • Were there any new questions that emerged during this PBL Challenge?

  • Does the conclusion answer the question posed in this PBL Challenge?

Challenge

Task

Data

Assessment

Credits


Problem solver space the self assessment
Problem Solver Space: The Self-Assessment

3-2-1 Assessment for use after 1st Design Trial Data Run

Exit Ticket for use after completion of the project

Challenge

Task

Data

Conclusion

Credits


Problem solver space credits
Problem Solver Space: Credits

Questions for Students

  • Did you list your sources of information and ideas in your scientist’s notebook?

  • Is there anyone to acknowledge or thank for their assistance.

Challenge

Task

Data

Conclusion

Assessment


Resources
Resources

  • http://www.docfizzix.com/mousetrap-car.shtml

  • http://www.pbs.org/saf/1208/teaching/teaching.htm

  • http://pub.sdale.org/~mkreider/mkwebsite2/kreiderpages/mousetrapcar/mousetrap_carmain.htm

  • http://www.instructables.com/id/Mouse-Trap-car/www.hypography.com/topics/mousetrapcar.cfm

  • www.mousetrap-cars.com/construction_tips.htm

  • en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mousetrap_car

  • http://cpphysics.homestead.com/mousetrapg.html

  • http://www.brighthubeducation.com/science-fair-projects/62364-simple-steps-on-how-to-build-a-mousetrap-car/


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