Balancing Stick

Have some physical science fun when studying the center of gravity or center of mass. Simply have balancing artists stand a dowel on one finger and keep it from falling over! A lump of clay is added and moved up along the dowel over a series of trials so that they alter the center of gravity and feel how different the motion is to keep the stick up. 

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Pros

  • Requires few and simple materials, but makes a great impression regarding center of gravity
  • Concise explanation of concepts included on webpage
Cons

  • None