Holy Rosary Students Race Mouse-Trap Cars

By KBJR News 1

March 27, 2013 Updated Mar 27, 2013 at 6:26 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Sixth grade students at Holy Rosary school in Duluth spent part of the day racing home-made mouse trap cars.

The students have been learning about engineering and the mouse-trap cars were created to wrap up the unit.

They learned about the process of brainstorming, designing, testing, evaluating, redesigning and rebuilding the cars.

The students got the opportunity to experience engineering hands-on and learned life lessons from the challenges of the project.

"It was kind of frustrating but you know it's kind of part of the project and that's how we learn from our mistakes so we know what to do and what not to do," said 6th grader Stephen Kneepkens.

As part of the project, the mouse-trap cars had to move at least 10 centimeters on their own.

Students also received extra credit for speed, distance and the best in show awards.

Written and posted to the web by Raeanna Marnati