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Center of Gravity


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    The Exploratorium

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Center of Gravity

A simple, yet fun activity that lets learners find the center of balance of a ruler (or any long thin object). Developed by the Exploratorium and no assembly needed.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
Under 5 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 4 - adult

Resource Types:
Activity, Demonstration

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • Yardstick, meter stick, cane, broomstick, PVC pipe, or any stick of a similar general size
  • Clay or other weight
  • Masking tape

Subjects


  • Physical Sciences
    • Motion and Forces
      • Gravity
      • Center of Gravity

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