Your students will love doing this friction lab from Learning With the Lays! This hands-on activity demonstrates how friction affects speed. Students will use ramps and different floor surfaces to gain an understanding of friction. They will also practice their measuring skills by measuring distance in centimeters. This lab uses the scientific method and helps students create a question, state a hypothesis, perform an experiment, record results, and write a conclusion. The materials are easy to find and store in your classroom.
This lab activity is also in Fun With Force and Motion available in my store. Fun With Force and Motion is a compilation of Fun With Force, Fun With Mass, Fun With Friction, and Fun With Inertia. Fun With Force and Motion also uses the picture book, Sheep In a Jeep, to help demonstrate scientific concepts. Best of all, it is 4 labs for the price of 3!