- D & T
Design a model car and wheel axle
Design an experiment to test how long it takes a vehicle to move down a slope
- 60 or more mins
In this series, budding inventors engineer the base and body for a model car made from card. This is a fun practical activity for participants to make a simple 3D shape from a 2D net. The activity then introduces axles and wheels to enable the car to move.
Activity info, teachers' notes and curriculum links
In this activity pupils will make the base of a moving vehicle to understand how cars are designed and how axles allow cars to move.
The activity sheet includes teacher notes, guidance, useful web links, and links (where appropriate) to the national curriculum in each of the four devolved UK nations; England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.
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