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Title Types of Forces Investigation
Description Students complete a series of stations to investigate different types of fores: tension, normal and friction. The PhET simulation is used at the Friction station. Minimal materials are needed to conduct this lab and it serves as a great way for students to be introduced to the common forces covered in general physics.
Subject Physics
Level High School
Type Lab
Duration 30 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords forces, friction force, normal force
Simulation(s) Forces and Motion


Author(s) Elyse Zimmer
Contact Email elyse.zimmer@gmail.com
School / Organization KIPP Houston Public Schools
Date submitted 7/21/14
Date updated 7/21/14