Make a balancing toy.
Experiment with the design of your toy to find out what affects its balance.
Learn about the centre of mass of an object and how it relates to whether or not something balances.
In this experiment, children build increasingly complicated balancing structures to investigate the science of stability and balance.
They discover how lowering an object’s centre of mass can affect its balance.
This experiment comes with a downloadable worksheet from the RI.
- Make a balancing toy.