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CLIP 13519

Friction

Friction
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Key Info
  • Friction
  • Duration: 117
  • Science presenter Jon Chase describes how friction opposes or prevents motion. He uses two interleaved books to demonstrate how hard it can be to overcome friction. The causes of friction are described. Helpful uses of friction are exemplified with footage of parachutes and cars on a race track and an ice rink.
  • Subject:

    Science

       Topic:

    Phys: Forces - Contact and Non-contact

  • Keywords: friction, force, BitesizeScience
Ideas for use in class
  • Use to illustrate the presence of friction in the world around us.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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