Play with objects on a teeter totter to learn about balance.
- 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 plank will tilt when objects are placed on it.
- Use your rules to solve puzzles about balancing.
Grade Level(s): 5, 6
Suggested Technology: Computers for Students, Speakers/Headphones, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Java Plugin
Freely Available: Yes
Keywords: Balance, Rotational equilibrium, Proportional reasoning
Instructional Component Type(s): Virtual Manipulative
Resource Collection: Games and Simulations