Friction Lab

Friction Lab
Grade Levels
Resource Type
Product Rating
4.0
7 Ratings
File Type

Compressed Zip File

Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.

7 MB|3 pages
Share
Product Description
In this lab, students will compare the amount of friction as they pull a piece of wood across different surfaces. They will change the mass of the wood and see how it affects friction as well. At the end they will need to draw a free body diagram of the wood block.
Materials needed: 2x4 piece of wood with a hook, spring scales, standard masses, sandpaper, carpet. (Note: wood blocks can be substituted for anything you can hook the spring scale to, and if you don't have standard masses you can use rolls of pennies or anything to weigh the wood block down.)

You might be interested in...
Net Force and Free Body Diagrams
Physics Writing Prompts


Be sure to follow my TpT store by clicking on the green "follow me" next to my seller picture to receive notifications of new products and upcoming sales. 
Don't forget to leave feedback to earn TpT credits that can be used for future purchases! 

♻️ Check out my blog  
♻️ Follow me on facebook 
♻️ Follow me on instagram 
♻️ Follow me on pinterest 
Total Pages
3 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
40 minutes
Report this Resource
Loading...
$2.25
Digital Download
More products from Science Lessons That Rock
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up