Getting a Handle on Torque

Do your young physicists get a little unbalanced when it comes to talking about torque? Scholars examine the effects of weight and distance on a balanced system with a simple interactive from the Rotation and Balance series. The resource contains four different levels of difficulty, question randomization, and an embedded tutorial.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the resource in conjunction with a lab or related online interactive
  • Display a live version of the interactive meterstick and fulcrum and demonstrate a few of the questions to the class

Classroom Considerations
  • If some don't have Internet access, project each question and have pupils answer on paper
Pros
  • Individuals receive targeted skills practice and immediate feedback
  • The interactive is easy to use and allows pupils to work at their own pace
Cons
  • None