An explanation text about gears

This explanation text for year 5 and P6, linking to the topic forces, describes in detail how gears work. Gears are used in many technologies, from clocks to racing cars. They allow us to massively increase and control the power we can exert through machines. This text looks specifically at gears on a bike.

This downloadable reading pack includes:

  • An A3 reading spread for you to print.
  • Reading comprehension question and answer sheets, differentiated using our magnifying glasses key (on the bottom right). One magnifying glass indicates easier and two means harder.
Year 5
Forces and magnets
An explanation text about gears

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