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Changing the Center of Gravity Using Moment Arms

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Product Type: Lesson Plan/Activity
Audience: Educators, Informal Education
Grade Levels: 3-4
Publication Year: 2002
Product Number: EG-2002-10-001-DFRC
Subjects: History, Mathematics, General Science


A moment arm is the distance from the center of gravity of an object to its end. In this activity, students learn how to balance an object by adding weights to each side. A student sheet is included.

Changing the Center of Gravity Using Moment Arms [821KB PDF file]

This activity is part of the Exploring the Extreme Educator Guide.

Page Last Updated: December 17th, 2014
Page Editor: Flint Wild