We are studying push and pull as part of our term 4 Inquiry learning. In a process of trial and error, students will attempt to produce a car that contains its own push or pull. The idea is that students will realise that by improving wheels and axel design and by adjusting weight, the car will move more efficiently and conserve kinetic energy.
As a way of encouraging independence, students are asked to collect tools and materials required for their unique design and bring it to school. Students have been learning these concepts and thinking about their design in class.