# Mouse Trap Project Essay

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The mouse trap car was difficult to make, but eventually we got through it. In the end, we ended up with a pretty good car. Some things that we would like to share about the car are the description of it, the performance of it, Newton’s laws that were used on it, and the simple machines used for the car. The two of us decided on a small car. The car is, like I said, small and it is very energy efficient. It is also super great on gas, since it doesn’t use any. You should really invest in one. The car is also light, which will hopefully make it go faster. All in all, it’s a pretty great car. The performance of the car is not perfect, but it runs, and that’s all that matters. It consistently runs, which is good. However, it has a tendency to be slow. I wouldn’t try driving on a highway with it. It’s a great car anyway. We used all three of Newton’s Laws for the car. The first law was used because until the string is released, the car will not move. So, the object at rest stays at rest until an outside force acts on it. The second law was used because the car doesn’t stop until friction acts on it to stop it. In other words, the object in motion stays in motion until an outside force acts on it. The third law was used because when we let the string go, it reacts and equally makes the mouse trap snap, which, in turn, acts on the car, making it equally go, in the opposite direction. So, for every action, there is an equal but opposite reaction. For our mouse trap car project, we used a few simple machines. One simple machine, the most obvious one, is the wheel and axle, which are the wheels and the rods on the wheels. The other machine is the lever, which is the pole on the car. In conclusion, our car is pretty cool. Although we had some trouble, we overcame it and ended with a good project. To sum it up, we described the car, shared the performance of it, gave