Friction is a force that opposes the movement of a sliding object. Friction can be found everywhere around us, in places where objects come in contact with each other. The experiments in this kit allow students to explore how frictional force affects the movement of objects with different mass, surface area and surface roughness.
Teachers can guide students to explore the factors that influence the frictional force between two objects, through the inquiry based learning exercises and accompanying lessons plans. This kit consists of experiments with different wooden block surfaces, weights and a simple pulley system.