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Lesson Three – Wheels and Axles

This design technology teaching pack for Key Stage One gets the children to investigate and test a range of different ways of attaching wheels to toy vehicles to produce movement. The class can explore ways of combining materials to make axles to support the wheels on a toy vehicle.

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to investigate and test a range of different ways of attaching wheels to toy vehicles to produce movement

Learning Objectives

Assemble, join and combine different materials and components. How mechanisms can be used in different ways to produce movement.

Learning Outcomes

I can select and join materials to produce a movement mechanism. I can describe how an object can be moved using different materials.

Wheels and Axles

Teaching sequence to help the children investigate and test a range of different ways of attaching wheels to toy vehicles to produce movement

Moving Vehicles

Display posters for whole class discussion to help the children explain how to produce a movement mechanism on a toy vehicle

Axle Design

Template to help the children record how to add wheels to a model when producing a movement mechanism

Wheels and Axles

Interactive activity to help the children investigate and test a range of different ways of attaching wheels to toy vehicles to produce movement

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to investigate and test a range of different ways of attaching wheels to toy vehicles to produce movement

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