Wheelbarrow with lever and fulcrum


Create a working wheelbarrow which combines a structure with a series of mechanisms (wheels, axles, lever and fulcrum). This project is perfect for Key Stage 1 children as it allows creativity, design and the understanding of many different mechanisms. This project allows children full creativity as they can embellish their wheelbarrow and fill it with whatever they can find (bottle tops, lollipop sticks, feathers – the list is endless!).

Please note embellishments are NOT included.

Quantity in box: Class set of 30


Each material pack comes with the following components:

  • MDF sides
  • Grey board base
  • Jelutong
  • Dowel
  • MDF wheel
  • Axle brackets

This is a perfect KS1 project as it covers structures and a range of mechanisms – wheels, axles, lever and fulcrum!

This material pack includes the Hepp DT design portfolio that covers the design, make, evaluate and technical knowledge aspects of the project as well as step by step instructions and videos to teach it successfully.

To be able to cut the dowel and jelutong to the correct length, you will need junior hacksaws, bench hooks and g-clamps. If you do not have these tools in school, please select the ‘components pre-cut’ option at checkout.

Each material pack comes with sandpaper and PVA wood adhesive as standard.

Quantity in box: Class set of 30

Additional information

Weight 8 kg

components pre-cut, components not pre-cut