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Wheel Meets Friction

Wheel Meets Friction

| 1 min

A clip in the Science Please! collection, Wheel Meets Friction uses archival footage, animated illustrations and amusing narration to explain how the invention of the ball bearing reinvented the wheel.

  • director
    Claude Cloutier
  • animation
    Claude Cloutier
  • producer
    Thérèse Descary
  • associate producer
    Marc Bertrand
  • script
    Claude Cloutier
    Sylvain Charbonneau
  • sound
    Denis Larochelle
  • music
    Denis Larochelle
  • editing
    José Heppell
  • narrator
    Rick Jones


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Ages 6 to 11

Technology Education - Science and Technology
Technology Education - Society and Technology

Teacher asks students to: - organize a science fair or design a technical brochure about the wheel: • history of the wheel (solid roller, three-board, stone, semi-solid, spoked); • applications of the wheel (waterwheel, steam engine); • the wheel in transportation (chariot, stagecoach, hansom cab, farm machines, bicycle, automobile); • geared wheels (in bicycles, doorknobs, cranes, timepieces).

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