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Welcome to the Science Essentials website, the learning zone for kids, teachers and parents for Key Stage 2 science (ages 7-11).

Find out loads more about science by investigating the three areas: Choose Life, Material World and Get Physical. Or search via the QCA index, the English National Curriculum or the Scottish Curriculum for more specific results.

If you are a teacher, take some time to read the Teachers' Notes area, this will help you get the best out of the Science Essentials website.

 
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Check out our A-Z of scientific words and terms.
 
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Question
Why is friction important?
   
Answer
 
Because it holds up your pants! Without friction, things that grip or rub against each other would not grip or rub. Even the elastic of your knickers would not do its job. But neither would nails, screws, threads, shoes or brakes. The whole world would fall apart and slip about.

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