Middle schoolers experiment with different types of friction. In this experimental lesson students use different materials to see the difference between static friction and sliding friction.
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Science of the Winter Olympic Games: Engineering Competition Suits
What a thrilling job for an engineer: designing advanced athletic competition suits! Which materials can most reduce friction and drag, and yet still be flexible enough to move with the athlete's body? With attention focused on Shani...
6 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Friction Simulation
How much pulling force does it take to overcome static friction? The simulation applies the formula for the force of static friction to multiple trials. Scholars alter the pulling force applied until the box moves. They then determine...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable