Center of Gravity

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Between the pull of gravity and the push of air pressure, it's a wonder animals can balance or move at all. With a hands-on lesson about the center of gravity, learners discuss their own experiences with the topic, then work with partners to experiment with the concept through making balances, as well as trying to balance themselves in different circumstances. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Supplementing with a reading or WebQuest would enrich the activities and reach more learning styles
Classroom Considerations
  • Be aware of any learners with health impairments that may interfere with the second investigation 
Pros
  • Two different experiments with center of gravity will help kids understand the topic better
  • Activities are easy to manage and perform
  • Instructions are clear and easy to follow
Cons
  • None
NGSS