Mouse trap science

Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Students and teachers from Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School's Shooting Star House pose after their Mousetrap science project competition on Feb. 13 in the Dzantik'i Heeni commons. For the project, students completed labs measuring the force of a spring in a mouse trap and the effect that increasing the lever arm of the trap had on the force of the spring. They designed mouse trap cars that were assessed on car design, speed/acceleration and distance. The winners in the speed category were: Taylor Swafford, first place with 2.94 m/s; Sierra Tagabon and Katie Dimond, second place; and Chevelle Hogan, third place. The winners in the distance category were: Zach Vollmer, first place with 6.61 meters; Swafford, second place; and Andy Miles, Max Smith and Devon Bertholl, third place. Ben Tamone and Totsu Monkman also took first place in a race held in the morning. From left, science teacher Dave Kovach, Hogan, Tamone, Monkman, Vollmer, Sam Greene, Swafford, Tagabon, science teacher Jay Watts, Dimon, Auri Clark, Miles, Kaitlin Lowrly, Smith and Bertholl.

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