Published 12:00 am Friday, April 18, 2008
Students in Ryan Walker’s middle school physics class put their studies to work Thursday morning in the school’s gym. Students constructed small vehicles out of a variety of items. The one requirement was a mousetrap. Some students put mousetraps on top of larger rat trap, to create the base of a car. CDs serve as wheels and a pencil and string help start the engine. Energy from the trap’s spring bar is used to power the little vehicle.