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. Both activities show a complete model first and teachers should discuss with pupils how to disassemble and then reassemble the product by removing different parts of the mechanism.

Teachers should introduce, explain and discuss the following words and concepts: vehicle, wheels, chassis, axles, doweling, hole and distance.

Interactive whiteboard activity

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