Different kinds of driving forces
Physics Narrative for 11-14
Driving forces can be exerted by many different parts of the object's environment.
- Gravity is the driving force for an object falling towards the ground.
- A skate-boarder relies on the ground pushing on the sole of her shoe to drive her skateboard along.
- A shopper in the supermarket pushes against the ground as they walk and their hands provide the force which drives their trolley forward.
- A car, scooter or motorbike get going from a driving force through gripping the road surface.