Billy Cart Fun!

Our inquiry topic at the moment is called Smooth Moves. We are exploring how forces and motion affect movement.

To learn more about this topic, we had a special incursion about billy carts today. We had lots of fun learning with our instructor from Supreme Incursions, Brent.

Students were involved in a rotation of activities providing them with the skills and knowledge to safely build and drive a billy cart.

The four rotations were:

Design: designing a billy cart. Creativity was encouraged!


Workshop: building an object out of different materials.


Construction: making a billy cart from start to finish…and then dismantling it.


Racing: driving a billy cart safely.


During the incursion, the students learnt about using tools, driving techniques, force, motion, teamwork and more.


Here is a collection of photos from the incursion. Check out the fun we had!


After we finished the four rotations, we had a race between two teams!


Have you ever made a billy cart? Do you think you’ll make one in the future?

What did you learn from this incursion?

What was your highlight of the incursion?

Explain how force and motion affects the way a billy cart moves.

7 thoughts on “Billy Cart Fun!

  1. To 4B,

    I enjoed the incursion a lot and I have never seen or used a billy cart before so I didn’t know what it was going to be like. My favourite activites was riding a billy cart and I also enjoyed designing a billy cart. The billy cart I designed had a hot chocolate machine, colour changing lights powered by solarpanels and a music player which hah speakers all around the billy cart.

    From Dalton

  2. Hi class,

    That Billy’s cart incursion was amazing, especially when I did the race.

    I learnt that a billy cart was pulled by goats.

    My highlight was driving a billy cart.

    Pressure is a type of force.


  3. Hi 4B,

    I really enjoyed the billy craft incursion, as soon as I heard we were having a incursion that involved bully carts I wondered what they looked like.

    My favourite part of the incursion woul defenitly have to be driving the bill carts. But the bad thing was that I almost crashed! I also really like the workshop task, I built a stick with wheels.

    I hope I get to ride a belly cart again.
    From Jeremy

  4. Hi 4B,

    I really enjoyed the billy cart incursion. My favourite activity was riding the billy cart. I have been on a billy cart before but I have never made one. My highlight was the Billy cart race. My team won the race. I learnt that bully carts was pulled by goats.

    From Charlotte!

  5. Dear miss Jordan I can’t wait to do the billy cart incursion .You ‘r old grade had some pretty cool designs on theirs.I hope they had great fun making and using them.
    You’r new student Chloe

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