What are non-contact forces?

In this lesson, we will recap the definition of non-contact forces. We will also investigate gravity and gravitational force and learn about Galileo by completing an investigation. Finally, we will learn about magnetic force, including some uses for magnets.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

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Q1.Contact forces will only take place if...

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Q2.If the forces pushing and pulling an object are the same strength then they are...

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Q3.Friction causes...

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

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Q1.Contact forces will only take place if...

1/4

Q2.If the forces pushing and pulling an object are the same strength then they are...

2/4

Q3.Friction causes...

3/4

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

4/4

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What Are Non-Contact Forces?

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Question 1

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Q1.Which of these is NOT an example of a non-contact force?

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Q2.If a golf ball and a ping pong ball were to fall at the same time, which would hit the ground first?

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Q3.Which of these is NOT a practical use for magnets discussed in our lesson?

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Q4.What would it feel like if two different sides of a magnet are brought together?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

What Are Non-Contact Forces?

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Q1.Which of these is NOT an example of a non-contact force?

1/4

Q2.If a golf ball and a ping pong ball were to fall at the same time, which would hit the ground first?

2/4

Q3.Which of these is NOT a practical use for magnets discussed in our lesson?

3/4

Q4.What would it feel like if two different sides of a magnet are brought together?

4/4

Lesson summary: What are non-contact forces?

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