Characteristics & Effects of Friction

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The amount of friction between two objects will depend on which of the following?

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1. This is the friction that occurs between two objects that are not moving with respect to each other:

2. If a bulldozer pushes a stack of bricks hard enough to make the stack move, which type of friction is present?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What determines the amount of friction between two objects? This quiz and worksheet combination will check your understanding of the features and effects of friction, including characteristics that affect it and ways it can be manipulated.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following information:

  • Factors that affect friction
  • Key vocabulary
  • Ways to increase or decrease friction

Skills Practiced

Students taking this quiz will have the opportunity to practice these related skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the features and effects of friction
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about increasing and decreasing friction in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about friction, including vocabulary and characteristics

Additional Learning

Read the lesson titled Characteristics & Effects of Friction to learn more about this topic. The objectives of this lesson are:

  • Demonstrate the role of force in determining friction
  • Analyze physical characteristics of different materials as they relate to friction
  • Explore the potential of motion between two objects
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