Term 3 saw the Year 7 science classes learning about forces. All the boys were required to race a vehicle that can only be powered by the spring of a mousetrap with 80mm wheels on the drive axel. There were some excellent designs. As an introduction to the unit, the boys went to see the V8 cars race at Willowbank to view forces in action. To follow up the concepts of contact and non-contact forces, the boys were required to design an investigation task where they needed to design, build and test mousetrap race cars. The inaugural Mousetrap Racer Championship was held which saw the winning racer reach a distance of 15 metres. Results are below.
1st place – Ethan Mc Gann 7W – 15.0mt
2nd place – Dom Thygesen 7B and Alex Larcom – 13.3mt
3nd place – Ethan Tones, Daniel Huang, Max O’Hagan 7L – 12.8mt
4th place – Liam Barrie and Tom Willsford 7W – 11.75mt
Congratulations to our budding engineers.
Mr Adrian Cullen, Science Teacher