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Learn how friction causes heat energy to be produced

Suitable For

Grade 2



Time Required

 <1 Hour



What’s it about?

In this science experiment learn how friction can be produced by moving a single substance to create heat:

Topics covered

Friction, Temperature

What will I need?


Procedure (Method)

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How does it work?

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In this science experiment the bending of the wire caused friction between the molecules in the bending area of the wire. The ‘friction’ in turn caused heat energy to be produced and can be felt when touching the area. If the wire is bent back and forth many times more, it will become a lot hotter and eventually break!

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