What are contact forces?

In this lesson, we will learn about contact forces. We will discuss air and water resistance and examine what balance and unbalanced forces are. We will also investigate friction. Based on our investigation we will make conclusions about the causes and characteristics of friction.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q4.What is the hook at the top of a Newton meter used for?

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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What are contact forces?

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Q4.If a material is very rough, the "bumps" on the surface are...

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What are contact forces?

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Lesson summary: What are contact forces?

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