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