Axles and wheels and how they work together

The next simple machines we build are to help us understand wheels and axles and how well they work together – or maybe they don’t always…lets see!


First build the basic model



Adding wheels to both ends of the same axle


Wheels on a shared axle



Wheel with an independent axle



Pushing with wheels on the same axle




Cornering with wheels on the same axle is much more difficult!



Writing up our observations on wheels and axles



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