Classroom Activity

Finding the Center of Gravity Using Rulers
 
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Audience: Educators
Grades: K-4


The center of gravity is the average location where mass and weight are distributed throughout an object. In part one of this two-part lesson, students balance their paper airplane models on a ruler to find the center of gravity. In part two, students suspend the F-15 models from strings to find the center of gravity.

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