Students will learn about:
- How friction works
- How friction can be useful and dangerous (too much and too little friction)
- That different surfaces exert different levels of resistance on moving objects
- The three types of friction: rolling, dry (kinetic and static) and fluid friction
- Actions that involve friction in everyday life
- The effect of friction by comparing and contrasting different surfaces
Information covered in the informational slides:
- What is friction?
- When is friction useful?
- How can friction be dangerous?
- Surfaces that cause a lot of friction
- Surfaces that only cause a little friction
- Types of friction
- Rolling friction
- Dry friction
- Static vs. kinetic friction
- Fluid friction
- Friction in everyday life
- The effect of friction on various surfaces
- Let it roll: friction experiment
This resource includes 4 worksheets that improve knowledge about friction.
An answer key is included for easy marking! ✓
Worksheet 1: Close Passage – The Effect of Friction on a Range of Surfaces
Worksheet 2: Picture Sorting Task – Types of Friction: Rolling, Dry and Fluid Friction
Worksheet 3: Multiple Choice and Short Answer Questions – Friction Quiz
Worksheet 4: Friction Experiment – Let It Roll. Includes materials, instructions and a space for students to record their results.
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