Middle School Resource: Balancing Act by PhET
Middle School Resource
Balancing Act by PhET
This simulation will allow students to play with objects on a teeter totter to learn about balance.
Using the simulation, students will:
- Predict how objects of various masses can be used to make a plank balance.
- Predict how changing the positions of the masses on the plank will affect the motion of the plank.
- Write rules to predict which way a plank will tilt when objects are placed on it.
- Use your rules to solve puzzles about balancing.
Related NY State Academic Standards: S.3.PS.2.1, S.MS.PS.2.2, MST4.E.PS5.1, and MST4.I.PS5.1!
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