Jul 2, 2015
Wonderworks: Wheel + Axle Engineering
Today's topic: Engineering Wheel & Axle combinations
Supplies (suggestions --feel free to improvise):
Tinkertoys (I found a partial set at a second-hand store)
Rolling pins or brayers
small dowels or wooden skewers with the tips cut blunt
heavy book or brick
What we read:
Rattletrap Car by Phyllis Root
What the kids did:
-- built rolling wheels with the Tinkertoys
Science is Simple)
Variations to try: LEGOs would work well for this project!
Related Apps: Simple Machines by TinyBop has a fun game to play with wheels and axles!