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Rough and Smooth

Series:

AlphaWorld

Level:

6

Text Type:

Compare and contrast/report

ISBN:

9781741485462

Synopsis:

This book explores how changing the surface of different materials changes the amount of friction they have. It contrasts objects made of smooth and rough plastic, metal, wood and rubber.

Curriculum link:

Physical Phenomena; Materials

Reading Strategies:

Reading Carroll diagrams (page 16). Using the text to draw inferences about how the surface of a material affects its slipperiness.

Extent:

16

Supporting Materials:

Teacher Edition Books