Understanding friction: Build your own balloon hovercraft

Build your own balloon hovercraft
When a moving surface slides on a stationary surface it rubs against it, which slows it down. This is due to friction, a force which resists the movement of one object sliding past another. Understand more about friction with a fantastic practical project: make your own balloon hovercraft!

Key stage: Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6, KS2

Find out more about friction and resistance in our Homework Gnome section.