What Is Friction?, 1st Edition

  • Lisa Idzikowski
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  • ISBN-10: 1622755030
  • ISBN-13: 9781622755035
  • DDC: 531.1134
  • Grade Level Range: 3rd Grade - 6th Grade
  • 32 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released September 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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We encounter friction in our lives every day—at home, in school, at work, and at play. Readers are introduced to friction, its characteristics, and how it works in the world around us. Through clear explanations, concrete examples, and attention-grabbing photos, the author shows how this physical force operates and how it can work to both our advantage and disadvantage. Readers will be fascinated to learn the role friction plays in nature, in sports, in transportation, and many other domains.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Friction is Everywhere.
2: Look Closely.
3: Friction is Useful.
4: Friction is Fun.
5: Friction Can Increase Safety.
6: Not All Friction is the Same.
7: Another Type of Friction.
8: Just How Much?.
9: Too Much Friction Can Cause Problems.
10: Too Little Friction Can Cause Problems.
11: Friction in Nature.
12: Friction’s Special Effects.
13: Friction’s Effects are All Around.
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