An interactive demonstration of how friction is created and its effects.
- Friction is the resistive force between two surfaces rubbing against each other.
- Heat and sound can be created by friction.
- Friction is responsible for stopping moving objects.
- Friction plays a part in many daily activities, such as carrying, driving and walking.
Try these tests to experience friction
Rub your hands together fast – feel the heat?
That's created by friction
Click your fingers – hear the sound?
It's made because of friction
Gently slide a book along your desk – why does it stop?
Because of friction
Friction: resistive force between two surfaces ...
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