Wild ride: get a grip

TLF ID L477

Investigate the role of friction in performance of bicycle tyres. Test how the type of tread affects grip and speed. Choose tyres best suited to track and weather conditions in a time trial. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.




Educational details

Educational value
  • Illustrates relationships between tyre grip, action and friction forces generated between a range of surfaces.
  • Simulates lab testing procedures and data measurement, including the use of a force transducer.
  • Describes how action, force and friction are generated and can be measured.
  • Allows students to select tyres for different conditions and test their predictions.
  • Provides printable tables for students to record experimental results.
Year level

4; 5; 6; 7; 8

Learning area
  • Science

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: The University of Western Australia\; The Centre for Learning Technology
  • Organization: The University of Western Australia\; The Centre for Learning Technology
  • Description: Technical implementer
  • Address: WA, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.clt.uwa.edu.au/
  • Name: Government of Western Australia\; The Department of Education
  • Organization: Government of Western Australia\; The Department of Education
  • Description: Author
  • Address: WA, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.eddept.wa.edu.au/
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Publisher
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organization: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au
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  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
  • Generic
Learning Resource Type
  • Interactive
Rights
  • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.