This #GoogleExpeditions lesson develops students' understanding of friction.

Abstract concepts, such as friction, can often be hard for students to understand. Take your students on a rock-climbing expedition to El Capitan, where they can see the importance of understanding friction and then perform a series of hands-on investigations in the classroom to develop understanding of the concept.

Google Expeditions are immersive 360 degree photo stories designed for use in the classroom. For more see:

To download Google Docs versions of the lesson plan and student sheet go to: h

Cover image credit: Wikipedia – Mike Murphy


  • Google-Expeditions-Friction-Lesson-Plan.docx
  • Google-Expeditions-Friction-Student-Sheet.docx

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Created: Oct 5, 2016

Updated: Mar 9, 2018

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