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How to teach "friction" with algodoo app and class play!

Teach "Friction" With Algodoo App and Class Play!

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Ask the group:  Feel your environment and describe it.

Ask the group: Feel your environment and describe it.

Everyone feel and describes.

Everyone feel and describes.

Everyone feels and describes

Everyone feels and describes

Everyone feels and describes the texture.

Everyone feels and describes the texture.

Have the students offer antonyms to  describe an opposite feeling.

Have the students offer antonyms to describe an opposite feeling.

Ask the group:   What do we notice about these materials when we compare their opposites.

Ask the group: What do we notice about these materials when we compare their opposites.

Students begin playing Algodoo.

Students begin playing Algodoo.

Algodoo is an amazing sandbox application download  at www.algodoo.com.

Algodoo is an amazing sandbox application download at www.algodoo.com.

Student select different materials to slide the cube down the slide. They can select different materials for the cube, the slide, and the bottom segments of the platform.

Student select different materials to slide the cube down the slide. They can select different materials for the cube, the slide, and the bottom segments of the platform.

They can select different materials like gold rubber, ice, and glass.

They can select different materials like gold rubber, ice, and glass.

The goal is to select the right materials so that you get to the end of the platform without falling off. Closer to the edge of the path, the better the score.   Group students and have them compete.

The goal is to select the right materials so that you get to the end of the platform without falling off. Closer to the edge of the path, the better the score. Group students and have them compete.

Tanner tries to slow it down a little more with steel.

Tanner tries to slow it down a little more with steel.

Tanner tries to slow it down a little more with steel.

Tanner tries to slow it down a little more with steel.

Tanner tries wood at the end.

Tanner tries wood at the end.

Wood on the last platform.

Wood on the last platform.

Will he make it?

Will he make it?

SCORE!!!

SCORE!!!

We look at Tanners shoe. We ask what do we see here?

We look at Tanners shoe. We ask what do we see here?

Socks time!!

Socks time!!

Have students feel and describe the texture.

Have students feel and describe the texture.

Barefoot mode.

Barefoot mode.

We talk about skin. We discuss why does skin have such a grip and so much friction? We move to biology. Why have we evolved to be so grippy? What would it be like if our skin was slippery.

We talk about skin. We discuss why does skin have such a grip and so much friction? We move to biology. Why have we evolved to be so grippy? What would it be like if our skin was slippery.

Talk about friction at molecular level. Zoom in on the concept.

Talk about friction at molecular level. Zoom in on the concept.

From far away things look smooth.

From far away things look smooth.

...on further inspection they have texture.

...on further inspection they have texture.

From far away things look smooth.

From far away things look smooth.

...on further inspection they have texture.

...on further inspection they have texture.

...on further inspection they have texture.

...on further inspection they have texture.

Use the white board to highlight the idea.

Use the white board to highlight the idea.

Connected to the idea of earthquakes.

Connected to the idea of earthquakes.

  • Room
  • Stuff around room
  • Algadoo app
  • Whiteboard
  • Students feet