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Phizzi enquiry: slippy shoes

A primary science enquiry exploring the force of friction.

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

Year 5
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 3
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. Phizzi CPD is available to primary schools our Schools Partnerships programme. You can find out more about this programme on our partnership pages

Year 5 Slippy Shoes with Melanie Windridge

Year 3 Slippy Shoes with Melanie Windridge

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Phizzi enquiry: slippy shoes pdf 2 MB Download

Published: 12 October 2021


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