Y2 and P3  Wheels and Axles

This resource contains a differentiated lesson plan linked to the national curriculum, a PowerPoint presentation explaining how wheels and axles work, printable instructions and a differentiated table for results.

An investigation for year 2 and P3, linking to the topic everyday materials. Pupils will learn how wheels and axles work and investigate whether it is easier or harder to lift a heavy load with larger or smaller wheels. Pupils will also consider which material would be best to use for the wheels.

This pack includes:

  • A differentiated lesson plan
  • A PowerPoint presentation explaining how wheels and axles work
  • Differentiated tables for results
  • Printable instructions

Simple to resource! The items you will need include:

  • Wooden skewers
  • Pairs of lids of different sizes and made of different materials
  • A bag of flour
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Created: Aug 20, 2019

Updated: Sep 18, 2019

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