Students will compare and contrast friction- this includes experimentally.

This is your notes; be sure to stop, rewind, and rewatch as much as necessary.

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Here is the video for your notes. Be sure to pause, rewind, and stop as necessary.

Source: Langhans and various educators

Summarizing Questions for Friction: have the answers under your notes

1. Friction is defined as _____________________________________________________

2. Friction occurs when the ________________ and _______________ of two surfaces touch against each other.

3. The amount of friction depends on two factors…_________ and _________

4. Rougher surfaces typically have:       MORE       LESS     friction.  (circle one)

5. There is typically:      MORE     LESS     friction between a heavy object and another  surface than there is between a light object and another surface.

6. The two basic types of friction include __________________ friction, which is the friction that exists between two surfaces that are not moving and __________________ friction, which is the friction that exists between surfaces that are moving.

7. Generally, ____________________ friction is greater than sliding friction.

8.    Rank these types of friction, greatest amount first, least amount last

                                    Kinetic (sliding)           Static       

            a. _____________________   b. ____________________  

9. Explain how ball bearings reduce friction _________________________________

10. Explain how friction is useful in brakes and tires.  __________________________

11. In each of the following situations, what effect will the change have on the amount of friction?  Use the following choices: a) increase b) decrease c)no change

____________) The normal force (force pushing surfaces together) increases

____________) The roughness of only one surface is increased

____________) The surface area in contact increases

____________) A lubricant is added between the surfaces

____________) Static friction changes to kinetic friction

Questions – Fill In

12.  Name a variable that has no effect on friction. ______________________________

13.  Which direction does the frictional force always act?  ______________

14. Name two ways that friction is harmful….__________________and _________________________________

15. Name two ways that friction is helpful…..________________ and ________________________________


Question about your Notes: write your question following the guidelines below

Question- asking Higher Order Thinking (HOT) questions; use the following as your guide:
1. A question that you are still confused about (be specific, include which part of the video, etc)
2. A question that connects the videos together (i.e. asking about the relationship between the content)
3. A question you think you know the answer to, but you want to challenge your classmates with
Use your Unit Plan to help with question starters

Source: inspired by C. Kirch