Friction at St Edward’s ?

Well, no, it’s not what you might think!

Year 5 students went round the college grounds to explore the different surfaces the school has to provide and test for different levels of friction acting on a rolling ball. On their experimentation trip, they also went around to study the different tread marks on tyres of parked vehicles in the college. These activities were used to wrap up the topics of investigating and using friction in Science, where we discussed the useful and wasteful nature of such a force.