In this experiment we are diving into learning about friction – the resistance to motion between two objects. Friction is all around us in our everyday life – it’s the reason we can walk, ride bikes, hold things – the list goes on!
We’re exploring how it works by lifting a bottle of rice with just a dowel and making two books difficult to pull apart. It might seem like magic, but it all boils down to friction!
Want to duplicate these experiments at home or in your classroom? Watch the video for an overview, gather the materials listed at the right, and follow the instructions below!