Hooked On Science – Phone Book Friction – Experiment of the Week

Do you have any old phone books? If so, don’t trash them, our friend and “Science Guy” Jason Lindsey and some kid scientists, show us how the pages, inside, have muscle power.

Phone Book Friction

phone book friction


  • Two Phone Books


STEP 1:  Overlap the pages of each phone book. For example, page one of the first phone book should overlap page one of the second phone book.
STEP 2:  Have one person grasp the spine of one phone book, while the other person grasp the spine of the other phone book.
STEP 3:  Attempt to separate the

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