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Science Friction - Who codes the shortest stopping distance?

Friction is a very important force in everyday life and is taught in physics at both middle school and high school level. However, traditional experiments related to this topic are limited and not so much fun. “Science Friction” turns the exploration of friction into a exciting group which involves bulding and fine-tuning a car, programming an Arduino microcontroller to measure instantaneous speed and stopping distance, programming a mobile phone app to send, receive and display real data on the screen.

The teaching unit is taken from the brochure Coding in STEM Education from the topic ‘Fundamental Science in 1’s and 0’s’. The complete brochure can be ordered free of charge via mail ( or downloaded. The project was proudly supported by SAP.

Authors: Ilia Mestvirishvili (GEO), David Shapakidze (GEO)

All additional material for the brochure can be found here.

Science Friction (EN)
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