Phizzi enquiry: slippy shoes

23 September 2019

  • Curriculum areas (primary):
  • Forces
  • Age Group:
  • 7 - 11 years

We have worked with Dr Melanie Windridge to bring you a Year 3 and Year 5 enquiry into friction.

Year 3
Can you design the best footwear for climbing Everest? Your challenge is to plan a comparative test to explore how friction forces change depending on the sole of the shoe.

Year 5
Can you investigate the factors that affect the frictional force between surfaces? Your challenge is to plan a comparative test to find out how the surface you are walking on affects the size of the frictional force acting on your shoe.

Slippy Shoes is one of 10 investigation from our Phizzi Forces CPD programme which is being delivered this year across our primary partnership schools.

Year 3 Slippy Shoes with Melanie Windridge

Year 5 Slippy Shoes with Melanie Windridge

Phizzi enquiry: slippy shoes (1.73 MB)
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