Friction game

This KS1-KS3 resource uses picture cards as prompts for thinking about the effects of friction.

Cards can be sorted onto a grid that identifies whether particular situations are examples of high or low friction, and whether that friction is useful or not.

Substitution tables offer support with language related to quantifying friction and thinking about the effect on movement. Labelled pictures can be used to create simple games for EAL learners in the early stages of language acquisition. Both the visual resources and the substitution tables can be used as a basis for collaborative activities which create opportunities for exploratory talk. Speaking and listening tasks involve using verbs with -ing endings. Labelled pictures can be used to create simple language games and the three substitution tables provide an opportunity to practise three different structures.

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On the right hand side of this page are a number of documents that you can download for free. Please note that the Teaching Notes and Resources can be found in the pdf document (the first item on the list), whilst the PowerPoint document(s) include(s) presentation(s) which you can display on your interactive board in your classroom.

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