A comprehensive and enjoyable explanation of the cause and effects of friction with a practical investigating the relationship between the force needed to move a shoe over different types of surface. Examples of useful friction in terms of grip and non-useful friction in terms of decreased speed and heat production are considered.
- Friction is a force which opposes motion and is measured in newtons (N).
- Friction increases with the roughness of the surface.
- Friction is caused by collisions between “bumps”, sometimes microscopic, as surfaces slide over each other.
- Collisions slow things down and produce heat.
- How lubricants reduce friction
- Animated PowerPoint for teaching with exit ticket quiz
- Flip it (pupil writes questions to given answers)
- Anticipation Guides (combined starter and plenary)
- Cut-and-stick activity pupil uses to make their own notes)
- Worksheet to support the PowerPoint
- Fact sheet
- Homework plus answers (x3)
- Fact share worksheet
- 12 Taboo cards
- Pupil progress self-assessment checklist
- Exit Ticket
- Suggested lesson plan showing choices possible between resources
This pack contains fifteen resources and it is intended that the teacher uses them to build their own unique lesson to take account of student ability and time available. Literacy, oracy, self-assessment and peer assessment are all built in to the resources. These features are clearly marked on the comprehensive one-page flow chart lesson plan which shows where the logical choices between resources can be made. There are three differentiated and engaging homeworks which can also be used as classwork if so desired.
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