Tour de France
Be inspired by the Tour de France to teach lessons across the curriculum. These include:
Looking at the forces involved whilst cycling
Finding out about how gears work
Designing and making bicycles for different cyclists
Investigating the suitability of different materals for handlebars
Making an adverisement for a bike
It also includes background to the event and information about cycling events in your area.
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Tour de France could be a perfect time to run these cross curricular projects either within your own class or as a whole school project. Children design bicycles for evaluate bicycle designs, then design and make: bicycle parts and accessories for characters from a book, teddy or for a particular purpose.
Tour de France could be a perfect time to run these cross curricular projects either within your own class or as a whole school project. Children design bicycles for people with different needs, research and test materials as to their suitability for handlebar grips, design a sweatshirt for child to wear whilst cycling, design a pattern for a tyre tread for a bicycle and produce a TV advertisement for a bicycle.
Learn about the properties of air and air resistance and have some fun launching toy vehicles and seeing far far they go. This series of investigations looks at streamlining and how it effects the distance a model lorry travels after being pushed by a force. This allows children to gain experience in measuring forces, designing investigations, gathering and presenting data.
This activity could be carried out with small toy bikes, cars or lorries.