Racing Against Friction

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This lesson will introduce students to the concept of friction being a slowing force. Students will test a vehicle on various surfaces and conditions to understand how friction affects speed. Lesson found on page 96 of Adventures in Rocket Science Guide.

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Year2011
Grade Level4 - 6
Media TypeLesson Plan in PDF
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Topics Physical Science
Physics
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