Lesson 4: Wacky Races

Using their designs, children build their vehicles before testing them out

Learning Objectives

  • Building a moving vehicle

  • Making a wheel and axle mechanism

  • Evaluating a design to improve it

Lesson Plan

Building and evaluating a vehicle
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Teacher Video: Wacky Races

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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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