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With the Friction Blocks Physical Science and Physics Laboratory Kit, perform hands-on experiments that lead to generalizations about how the surface area, weight and texture of objects affect friction.

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Friction’s such a drag—but why? Students perform hands-on laboratory experiments that lead them to generalizations about how the surface area, weight and texture of objects affect friction. Kit comes complete with two wood blocks with eyebolts, sandpaper strip, mirror with sandpaper backing and laboratory instructions.

Kit available individually or as a classroom set of six. Requires a pull type spring scale or other force sensor.

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Using mathematics and computational thinking

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS2.A: Forces and Motion
HS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
HS-PS2.A: Forces and Motion
HS-PS2.B: Types of Interactions

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect
Structure and function

Performance Expectations

MS-PS2-2. Plan an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object’s motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and the mass of the object
MS-PS2-1. Apply Newton’s Third Law to design a solution to a problem involving the motion of two colliding objects.