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CLIP 2450

Testing friction on the road

Testing friction on the road
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Key Info
  • Testing friction on the road
  • Duration: 03:07
  • Friction can be a car's best friend on a slippery road. If the road is too slippery the tyres slide or skid. Local authorities monitor roads to make sure they are not too slippery. They measure the friction between the road surface and the car, and the information is sent to the local county council who will fix the road if necessary.
  • Subject:

    Science

       Topic:

    Forces: Friction

  • Keywords: friction, surface, slippery, force, skid, measure, test
Ideas for use in class
  • Use as an introduction to friction or to generate an investigation question.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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