Air Resistance and Friction

Physics learners experiment with three laboratory activities to learn about air resistance and friction. First, they use a hair dryer to move different sized spheres to determine the relationship between cross-sectional area and air resistance. They drop parachutes of different masses and measure velocity. Finally, they examine the friction of a box sliding across a surface. This resource comes complete with a materials list and assessment ideas.

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Resource Details

Grade
9th - 12th
Subjects
Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
3 days
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Technology
Scientific Equipment
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