Contact and Non Contact Forces

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Key takeaways
An overview of what contact and non-contact forces are.
An explanation of the different contact and non-contact forces (including magnetism, gravity and friction).
Examples of Questions involving forces with answers.
Laura LewisHost: Laura studied at Royal Holloway University of London and the Open University. She is passionate about science communication and has presented talks about Exoplanets at Oxford University and Imperial College London.

An apple falling from a tree is an example of a non-contact force whereas throwing a football and it landing on the ground is an example of a contact force. In this class, students will gain a better understand of what the difference is between a contact and non-contact. Students will look at each force in detail before going through questions involving forces and how they interact. This class is aimed at students in Years 7 - 9 and is great for those who want to prepare for later classes in Physics.

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Suitable for:

This class is suitable for students in Years 7 - 9 or S1 - S3.

Class requirements:

You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.

What to expect:
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