Cars Science

  • Investigating Gravity and Friction: Toy Car Speedway

    …skills relating to maths, science, team work and communication. Resources * A friction ramp (or your own home made alternative) * A selection of toy cars * A tape measure * A stop watch * Scales Some Fun Team Exercises to Start With * Practising timing the toy cars and how long they take to travel…

  • Building Spaghetti Bridges

    Learning Outcomes Science Working Scientifically * Asking relevant questions * Making observations and measurements * Reporting findings Design and Technology * Evaluate ideas and consider the views of others to improve their work * Apply understanding of how to strengthen complex structures…

  • Reducing and Increasing Friction

    …difficult/dangerous/impossible? Make simple ramps from large books and send toy cars down them. Now cover one with tin foil and one with fabric or sandpaper. What do the children observe about the speed of the cars the second time? Cut and join large elastic bands to make a giant one. Put each end…

  • Static Electricity

    Have you ever rubbed a balloon on your jumper and then stuck it to a wall? Or touched a metal object like a car door or shopping trolley and felt a sharp shock in your hand? Does your hair stand up on end when you pull on a polyester jumper? All these things happen because of static electricity.…

  • STEM Activity: Investigating Gears with a Crank Fan

    …types of gears.Spur Gears Spur gears are the most common type of gear, with straight teeth and mounted on parallel shafts. These gears are found in car windows and fans.Crown Gears In a crown gear system the teeth project at right angles to the wheel. Crown gears are found in blenders.Sprocket Gears…

  • KS1 Materials

    …they can be seen through easily or not. Which everyday items are transparent, translucent or opaque? Why do they have this property (for example a car windscreen should be transparent but a bathroom window is usually translucent and black out blinds need to be opaque). Top Tips Try to include a…

1 - 6 of 1

  1. 1