Friction

Friction
Publication Date: January, 2013
Type of Resource: Interactive/Simulation

This online resource is a web page with a Flash-based interactive about frictional forces.

The resource consists of eleven slides with diagrams, written explanations and voice-overs to help students understand how frictional forces, including air resistance, can affect the motion of an object.

There is also a two-question quiz and a summary slide. 

This resource provides some links to the Curriculum sub-strand Science as a Human Endeavour that introduces concepts relating to vehicle design and air resistance. 

Additional Information

This Flash-based resource won't work on an iPad.

This resource is also available through the Scootle resource database https://www.scootle.edu.au/ec/p/home which requires a login to view.

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 7 > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences > Change to an object’s motion is caused by unbalanced forces, including Earth's... > ACSSU117