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.
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.
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.
The videos below give you an introduction to each enquiry; below the videos you will find a useful resource which details the enquiry, the curriculum links and other useful information. You can also download transcripts for each video.
Slippy Shoes is one of 10 investigation from our Phizzi Forces CPD programme. Phizzi CPD is available to primary schools in our School 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
|File Name||File Type||File Size||File Link|
|Phizzi enquiry: slippy shoes||2 MB||Download|
|Year 3 slippy shoes video transcript||13 KB||Download|
|Year 5 slippy shoes video transcript||46 KB||Download|
Published: 12 October 2021