S.T.E.M Mechanics – Wheels, Axles & Inclined Planes



S.T.E.M Mechanics Wheels Axles Inclined Planes


Wheels, Axles and Inclined Planes set and learn how Wheels and Axles use friction to move objects easily and how big tyres compare to small tyres.

Find out how an Inclined Plane can be used for lifting heavy objects and how another form of inclined plane, the wedge, is used in every day applications.

Build 14 working models such as

a launching platform

a door with knob

a well

an airport staircase

an experimental ramp

a splitting wedge

You can find easy-to-follow building instructions for all models either online or in the booklet included. The booklet provides detailed explanations of the different scientific principles applied and incorporates innovative experimental activities for hands-on learning. A Quiz section is also available to challenge your newly acquired knowledge! Conduct thorough experiments and discover:

how to gain mechanical advantage with large wheels

how the wheel and axle mechanism works as a lever

the relation between force and speed

the elements of an inclined plane and how these affect force and distance

the forces applied on a wedge


46-page booklet with theory, experimental activities, quiz and building instructions

Full colour images, drawings and interesting facts

Thought provoking building challenges and exercises

Provision to write, note results and draw conclusions

14 working models to build

Recommended for ages 8-16+