Skating and skiing

In this activity children use ideas of friction to plan answers to viewers' questions about how skating and skiing work.

Description

This activity is linked to the Winter Olympics.  Children use ideas of friction to plan answers to viewers' questions about how skating and skiing work.  They also annotate graphics to help clarify their explanations.

Learning Objective:

-    The force between two moving surfaces is called friction

-     Friction can be useful

Children will learn:

-    For successful skating and skiing, the force of friction between the ground and the ski/skate must be as small as possible

 

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Acknowledgements

These resources were initially developed in partnership with the Centre for Science Education, Sheffield Hallam University.