Masters of Gravity: Soap Box Derby Math & Science
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Video 7: Friction
Bridget and Austin go with Alex for a visit to the All-American Soap Box Derby headquarters in Akron, Ohio. On the way, Bridget sticks her hand out the window and first holds it against the wind and next turns it to cut the wind. Alex tells her she is experiencing the friction wind causes, just like in the Soap Box Derby. Whey they get to Derby Downs, they look at some of the old cars and compare their shapes.

 

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