Friction

These diagnostic questions and response activities (contained in the zip file) support students in being able to:

  • Describe the cause of friction between two objects.

  • Explain how friction, generated by the interaction between two objects, can stop them from moving.

  • Explain how lubricants can reduce friction.

  • Describe the effect of the force of friction on an object.

  • Identify places where the force of friction is acting.

The resources include details of common misconceptions and a summary of the research upon which the resources are based.

Download the zip file for all the questions and activities.

More resources like this can be found on the BEST webpage:  Best Evidence in Science Teaching

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