As part of our design and technology topic Year 2 have been making moving vehicles.
First we had to design our vehicle so we carried out some research. We researched different vehicles and their features and then had a go at designing our own. We drew a diagram and labelled it and then we learnt about axles and wheels and how we could attach them to our vehicles.
Using boxes, paint, bottle tops, pipe cleaners, elastic bands and whatever else we could get our hands on, we set about making the vehicles.
Once these were made we used rulers to measure dowling rods and then used these as our axles to attach the wheels.
The highlight of the week was when we got to test our vehicles. We set up a ramp in the classroom and took turns to see how far they would travel. We used a tape measure to measure how far the vehicles went.