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Wheel and Axle

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Updated 5 months ago

1. Word cloud
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What is a wheel and axle?
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A wheel and axle is a simple machine that consists of two parts: a wheel with a rod (called an axle) through its center. When the wheel is turned, the axle turns too, helping to move or lift objects more easily than you could do on your own. You can find wheel and axles everywhere - on bikes, cars, trains, and even in door handles!
What is a Wheel and Axle?
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Wheel and axle is a simple machine consisting of two wheels connected by an axle. The axle is held up by supports called bearings. The wheel and axle work together to move a load. The wheel turns the axle, which in turn rotates the load. The wheel and axle increases the mechanical advantage of the load, making it easier to move across a surface.
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The wheel and axle is one of the six simple machines and was first used in Mesopotamia over 5,000 years ago! The wheel and axle were used in many inventions such as the water wheel and the spinning wheel. The wheel and axle has been used in transportation since ancient times to help people move things more easily.
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5. Open question
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What is the purpose of a wheel and axle?
6. Open question
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What types of machines use wheels and axles?
7. Open question
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How does the wheel and axle help us to do work?
8. Open question
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What would be different if we didn't have wheels and axles?
9. Drawings
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Brain break: Draw a garden with vegetable-themed superheroes fighting against evil insect villains. For example, Broc-man, the mighty broccoli spear will fight against Lord Chick-a-Buzz, the evil chicken-wasp hybrid!
10. Drawings
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Question: How can you use a wheel and axle to lift a heavy object? Clues: • A wheel and axle is a type of simple machine. • A wheel and axle is made of two circular objects of different sizes. • The axle is attached to the wheel and the object is attached to the axle. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Design a mechanism using a wheel and axle to lift a heavy object. B. Explain how the wheel and axle works to lift the object.
11. Poll
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What is a wheel and axle?
  • A simple machine
  • A complex machine
  • An animal
  • A vehicle
12. Poll
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What is the purpose of a wheel and axle?
  • To reduce friction and make it easier to move objects
  • To create electricity
  • To store water
  • To create sound
13. Poll
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In which direction does a wheel rotate on its axle?
  • Clockwise or counter-clockwise depending on the direction of force applied.
  • Only clockwise
  • Only counterclockwise
14. Poll
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Which part of the wheel and axle rotates?
  • The Wheel rotates around its Axis.
  • The Axis rotates around its Wheel.
15. Poll
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What is an example of a simple machine that uses wheels and axles?
  • Cars, Bikes, Trains etc.
  • Forks, Spoons etc.
16. Open question
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Work together in pairs: What is one example of an everyday item that uses a wheel and axle?

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