Lesson 3: Designing a vehicle

Children learn about the different components of a vehicle with moving wheels before designing a moving vehicle of their own

Learning Objectives

  • Designing a moving vehicle

  • Knowing what makes a wheel and an axle work, design a moving vehicle

  • Labelling a design using appropriate vocabulary

Lesson Plan

Designing a vehicle
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Teacher Video: Designing a vehicle


Activity: Vehicle design sheet
Activity: Vehicle design sheet with template
Extension activity: ICT Flag design template
Teacher's PowerPoint Draw tutorial
Pupil's PowerPoint Draw reference
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Tom Turnham,  
Design & Technology specialist
Tom has been a teacher for seven years and, as Head of Upper School at The Belham Primary School, he has a keen interest in young people and good causes. For the past seventeen years he has volunteered with various…
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