Age range: 5-7
Duration: 30-59 mins
  • D & T

Wheels and axles

Making the base of a moving vehicle

In this series of activities, pupils will learn about nets and wheels and axles. They will combine these technologies to make the base and body for a vehicle made from card.

This activity uses a pupil’s prior knowledge of nets to make a base for a vehicle. It then introduces the use of axles and wheels to enable the car to move. It could be used at Key Stage 1 to develop an understanding of the use of axles and wheels in mechanisms.

Activity info, teachers' notes and curriculum links

In this activity, pupils will make the base of a moving vehicle.

The activity sheet includes teachers' notes, useful web links, and links (where appropriate) to the national curriculum in each of the four devolved nations; England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. 

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