This lesson contains activities designed to illustrate to pupils the main features of wheels and axles and how to make a simple vehicle. The first activity shows the effects of placing axles off centre. The second shows how two axles and a chassis can make a moving vehicle.


  • activity.swf
  • activity2.swf
  • D1RC1.doc
  • printable1__126605.swf
  • Worksheet1.doc
  • Worksheet2__128056.doc

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  • 5
    user avatarn103 months agoreport

    Children loved making moving vehicles. Thanks for ideas.

  • 4
    user avatarlaura bush3 years agoreport

    Wasn't sure where to start with this topic until I came across this. Thanks!

  • 4
    user avatarmini75 years agoreport

    Thanks Good resource.

  • 3

    A great visual resource that will help explain this topic.

  • 3
    user avatarSpencer_DT6 years agoreport

    A really useful little resource which will no doubt help any teacher delivering KS3 Resistant Materials or undertaking a similar project or topic.