Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Gravity and rotation

Today we learnt all about centrifugal force, center of gravity and stability through rotation.  Here are some great videos and things to try!

For teachers click HERE to download some activities to go along with this as well as the template for balancing the letters (p.11) and the provinces of Canada.

What is center of mass?

Other demos
  • Balancing letters
  • Gyroscope
  • Balancing cowboy

Balancing objects (to try at home)



Hand balancing - Kristef Brothers (A little cheeky)

Stabilization through rotation and center of gravity

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