Rocks: pneumatic drills

This explanation text for year 3 and P4, linking to the topic forces and rocks, describes in detail how a pneumatic drill works. The labelled diagram explains each part of the drill: valve, air compressor, hose, piston and drill bit.

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 3
Forces and magnets, Rocks
Rocks: pneumatic drills

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