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Discovering Friction

Middle schoolers watch a demonstration that introduces them to the idea that friction is a force that impedes motion when two surfaces are in contact. They work in groups to experiment with frictional force using a coffee cup on which they alter the bottom surface.

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Resource Details

Grade
6th - 8th
Subjects
Technology & Engineering
3 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Year
2004
Included Materials
  • Vocabulary

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