Starting a fire with friction Welcome to BFSU: › Forums › Volume One › Learning Progression “C”: Physical Science, Engineering and Technogy › Lesson C-6. Friction › Starting a fire with friction Tagged: Enhancement This topic has 0 replies, 1 voice, and was last updated 8 years, 11 months ago by Nebel. Viewing 0 reply threads Author Posts November 2, 2014 at 1:49 pm #278 NebelParticipant The rubbing of two surfaces together, friction, produces heat. The concept behind this is: Friction causes movement energy to be converted to heat energy. As shown in the following videos, this effect can be used to start a fire. Author Posts Viewing 0 reply threads You must be logged in to reply to this topic.