The Year 1/2 Webb class have been investigating rolling toys in their Design & Technology classes. They looked at how rolling toys have changed through the past 100 years and experimented with wheels and rollers in the classroom. Students then tested various wheels and axles then built simple rolling vehicles using pool noodle wheels, skewer axles and straws.
Students learned to cut timber, keep safe with tools and make sure surfaces and joins were free from glue so that wheels would rotate.
Students added custom features to their vehicles such as sails, stripes and flames.

We tested the final vehicles around the classroom and found they rolled extremely well on both the carpet and desks. Our next project will look at rollers and how we can use offset axles to produce rotating movement.

Tim Tuck | Design & Technology Teacher