Illuminations: Finding the Balance

In this lesson for grades 6‑8, students participate in activities in which they focus on patterns and relations that can be developed from the exploration of balance, mass, length of the mass arm, and the position of the fulcrum.

The focus of this lesson is the relationship between the length of the arm and the mass of the objects.

 

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Science Topics
Physics
Math Topics
Measurement & Time
Middle School, Educator
6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

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