Friction Chapter 12 Class 8 NCERT solutions

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Question 1

 Fill in the blanks.
(a) Friction opposes the ________between the surfaces in contact with each other.
(b) Friction depends on the _________of surfaces.
(c) Friction produces _________.
(d) Sprinkling of powder on the carom board ________friction.
(e) Sliding friction is ________than the static friction.


(a) motion
(b) nature
(c) heat

(d) reduces
(e) less

Question 2

 Four children were asked to arrange forces due to rolling, static and sliding frictions in increasing order. Their arrangements are given below. Choose the correct arrangement.
(a) rolling, static, sliding
(b) rolling, sliding, static
(c) static, sliding, rolling
(d) sliding, static, rolling


(c) static, sliding, rolling

Question 3

Alida runs her toy car on dry marble floor, wet marble floor, newspaper and towel spread on the floor. The force of friction acting on the car on different surfaces in increasing order will be
(a) wet marble floor, dry marble floor, newspaper and towel.
(b) newspaper, towel, dry marble floor, wet marble floor.
(c) towel, newspaper, dry marble floor, wet marble floor
(d) wet marble floor, dry marble floor, towel, newspaper

(a) wet marble floor, dry marble floor, newspaper and towel.

Question 4

Suppose your writing desk is tilted a little. A book kept on it starts sliding down. Show the direction of frictional force acting on it.


Frictional force is acting opposite to the movement of the book. Since the movement of book is downwards, friction force will act upwards.

Question 5

You spill a bucket of soapy water on a marble floor accidentally. Would it make it easier or more difficult for you to walk on the floor? Why?


It would make it more difficult for us to walk on a soapy floor because layer of soap makes floor smooth. The coating of soapy water reduces the friction and the foot cannot make a proper grip on the floor and it starts getting to slip on the floor.

Question 6

 Explain why sportsmen use shoes with spikes.


Sportsman use shoes with spike to increase the friction so that the shoes do not slip while they run or play.

Question 7

Iqbal has to push a lighter box and Seema has to push a similar heavier box on the same floor. Who will have to apply a larger force and why?


Seema pushes a heavier object then Iqbal. So Seema will have to apply larger force since she will experience more frictional force because heavy object will be pressed hard against the opposite surface and produces more friction.

Question 8

Explain why sliding friction is less than static friction.


Sliding friction is always less than static friction because two sliding objects find less time to get interlocked against each other’s irregularities of surfaces as a result of which they experience less friction.

Question 9

Give examples to show that friction is both a friend and a foe.


Friction as friend

Friction as foe

We are able to walk because of friction

Tyres and soles of shoes wear out because of friction.

Friction between the tip of the pen and a paper allows us to write.

Friction between the different parts of machines produces heat. This can damage the machines.

Friction between Matchstick and match box produces fire

Friction produces heat so in winter we rub our hand and feel warm

Question 10

Explain why objects moving in fluids must have special shapes.


When a body moves through a fluid, it experiences an opposing force which tries to oppose its motion through the fluid. This opposing force is known as the drag force.

This frictional force or drag force depends on the shape of the body.

To overcame it or minimize, objects are given special shape. So that becomes easier for the body to move through the fluid.

Airplanes, bullet trains have

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Reference Books for class 8 science

Given below are the links of some of the reference books for class 8 science.

  1. Oswaal NCERT & CBSE Pullout Worksheets Class 8 Science These worksheets can help student evaluate whatever he/she has studied from the text books.
  2. Science for Class 8 Paperback by Lakhmir Singh Detailed science book to clear basics and concepts. I would say it is a must have book for class 8 student.
  3. Pearson Foundation Series (IIT -JEE / NEET) Physics, Chemistry, Maths & Biology for Class 8 (Main Books) | PCMB Combo : These set of books could help your child if he aims to get extra knowledge of science and maths. These would be helpful if child wants to prepare for competitive exams like JEE/NEET. Only buy if you can provide help to the child while studying.
  4. Reasoning Olympiad Workbook - Class 8 :- Reasoning helps sharpen the mind of child. I would recommend students practicing reasoning even though they are not appearing for Olympiad.

You can use above books for extra knowledge and practicing different questions.

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