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the smaller the wheel the lesser the weight, the mousetrap car would go faster,

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Q: Why are smaller wheels better for a mousetrap car?
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What is the purpose of wheels on a mousetrap car?

because the wheel make the mousetrap go forward but without the wheels the mousetrap stays in one place

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What materials needed for a mousetrap car?

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How does the distribution of the weight of the mousetrap car affect the traction of the wheels?

The more weight over the drive wheels, the more traction.

How do you make a mousetrap car go far?

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What bearings will work better on a mousetrap car and why?

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Why are big wheels better for a mousetrap car?

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How does the size and shape of wheels affects the speed of a mousetrap powered toy car?

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