Mr. Dahl, Mr. Bass, and Mrs. Carpenter's science classes participated in creating mousetrap cars, which are cars built by only using a mousetrap and supplies you can find around your house. Mrs.Carpenter's class went first with their competition on April 13. “It’s so fun because you can find out how things work,” said Tyon Mattinson, an eighth grader.
According to Mrs. Carpenter, a science teacher at SJHS, to prepare her class she showed them examples of previous and amazing mousetrap cars. Mr. Bass’s class was next and had their competition on April 14. To prepare his class, he had a previous unit on simple machines and levers. Mr. Dahl showed his class examples of mousetrap cars and told his students to visit him if any other help was needed.
They were all impressed with their students, with the majority of the students passing and having their mousetrap cars go very far.