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Short video clip from 'Bang Goes the Theory' showing the effect of friction. Lesson plan also provided with great ideas that can be adapted for your age group. Very effective to try (with care!) in the classroom with telephone directories or shopping catalogues.

Concept cartoon to promote ideas and discussion on forces and stimulus for investigation. Includes information and investigation ideas for follow up.Click on the characters to see what they think. Example activity from the MillGate House Education website.

Revision information on friction and air resistance. Includes an interactive activity and a quiz.

A game in which the effects of friction can be tested. The ramp height or the surface can be changed and 3 readings taken.

Fun facts to research followed by a 2 minute video for fast finishers

Readable info for research projects plus a video on space shuttle friction

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