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Description

Science presenter Jon Chase explains friction. He describes how friction opposes or prevents motion, and demonstrates the force in action with an experiment involving two interleaved books.
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First broadcast:
11 May 2012

Classroom Ideas

Students could try to recreate this fun 'friction book' activity in class, possibly as a strength test between groups of students. They could also give additional examples of uses of friction in everyday life.