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Making the moon buggies

Wheels and axles

We looked at a variety of moving objects such as cars, skateboards and a lifting trolley to see how they worked. A spinning axle with wheels attached was noticed by the children. We tried a variety of ways to make spinning axles using pegs, cotton reels, arches made out of pieces of card, straws and paper clips.

We studied a range of freestanding structures to see how they were supported. We practised three different ways of making a freestanding Christmas Tree then designed our own  trees including a list of materials and the equipment we would need. Then we made our Christmas trees