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Disney Educational Productions.
Publication Information:
Itasca, IL : Disney Educational Productions, [2010]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (approximately 25 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Here the Imagineers showcase how different types of friction - static, kinetic, and rolling - come into play when they're designing Disney's theme park rides and attractions. From rollercoaster wheels for Big Thunder Mountain Railroad to the shape of a Disney Cruise Line ship's hull, the Imagineers can use tribology (the study of friction) to find ways to reduce drag.
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Title from container.

Special features: a bonus "try it yourself" experiment; an interactive whiteboard compatible assessment tool designed to reinforce key concepts; correlation to educational standards; public performance rights for classroom/educational use only; downloadable educator's guide with additional activities and resources.
Science and imagination -- What is friction? -- Understanding friction -- Types of friction -- Lubricants -- The trouble with friction -- Rolling friction -- Putting it all together.
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Central Library QC197 .F75 2010V Juvenile DVD Popular Materials-Juvenile Video
Marilla Free Library QC197 .F75 2010V Juvenile DVD Audio Visual

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-High-energy and fast-paced fun makes this DVD a fascinating look at the science of tribology-friction. Disney Imagineers-those who design Disney theme park rides and attractions-showcase how the different types of friction-static, kinetic, and rolling-come into play in the world around us using examples and demonstrations from Disney parks, the Imagineering lab, and Disney Cruise ships. They demonstrate how drag is reduced on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, how a shuffleboard disk slows to a stop, how the tires on a race car roll on the pavement, how a cruise ship glides through the water with reduced drag and less fuel usage, and more. The well-spoken, energetic host also interviews other Imagineers who explain how their demonstration also pertains to their jobs, giving viewers insight into some fun careers. The DVD includes an interactive quiz on the material presented. There's also a "try it yourself" experiment and an interactive activity to reinforce key concepts. The teacher's guide includes additional activities, websites, experiments, and more. This high-energy, fast-paced program will entertain and instruct students.-Cynde Suite, Barstow County Library System, GA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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