Balancing Act

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In this activity, learners will explore their center of gravity. Through a series of challenges, they will test their balance and see how their bodies automatically automatically adjust to keep balance. Activity includes written instructions and a detailed accompanying video.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 6 - adult

Resource Type:


Materials List (per group of students)

  • A small object such as a coin or baseball
  • A wall
  • A stool or chair


  • Physical Sciences
    • Motion and Forces


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Access Rights:

  • Free access


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  • COSI Connects


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