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Force, pressure and surface area - shoes

Force, pressure and surface area - shoes
Key Info
  • Force, pressure and surface area - shoes
  • Duration: 01:19
  • The presenter demonstrates the relationship between force, pressure and area using shoes with different sized soles and a sand box. The shoes with the largest sole area don't sink into the sand as much because the pressure they exert per unit area is less.
  • Subject:



    Phys: Forces - Contact and Non-contact

  • Keywords: forces, pressure, surface area
Ideas for use in class
  • Use this clip as a starter lesson on pressure. Pupils could think of situations where the pressure exerted needs to be minimised with specialised footwear, and how this is also replicated in the animal kingdom.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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