Sliding and Friction: Weekly Science Activity
In this week's spotlight: a fun physics activity that turns exploring the relationship between friction and sliding into a cool hands-on exercise. With a rubber band and a stack of coins, families can slingshot the coins on various surfaces to see how the surface affects how the coins slide. This science activity may feel like a game, but there is great science to be observed, so grab a rubber band, make a finger-based slingshot, and let the coins slide!
- Effect of Friction on Objects in Motion (Science Buddies project idea)
- Slippery Science: Explore Friction by Launching Stuff (science activity at Scientific American)