Balancing Act

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Description

Play with objects on a teeter totter to learn about balance. Test what you've learned by trying the Balance Challenge game.

Sample Learning Goals

  • Predict how objects of various masses can be used to make a plank balance.
  • Predict how changing the positions of the masses on the plank will affect the motion of the plank.
  • Write rules to predict which way a plank will tilt when objects are placed on it.
  • Use your rules to solve puzzles about balancing.
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Teacher-Submitted Activities

Games Remote Lesson ideas A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines. This contribution was designed by PhET. Trish Loeblein HS
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Balancing Act Remote Lab A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines. This contribution was designed by PhET. Trish Loeblein HS
UG-Intro
K-5
MS
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Remote
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Concept questions for Physics using PhET (Inquiry Based) A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines. This contribution was designed by PhET. Trish Loeblein UG-Intro
HS
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Balancing Act Inquiry A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines. This contribution was designed by PhET. Ariel Paul MS تاقیگه‌ فیزیا
Das Hebelgesetz entdecken mit der Simulation Balanceakt A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines. Vroni Retzer MS HW
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Alignment of PhET sims with NGSS This contribution was designed by PhET. Trish Loeblein updated by Diana López MS
HS
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زانستی زه‌وی
How do PhET simulations fit in my middle school program? This contribution was designed by PhET. Sarah Borenstein MS دیکه‌ زانستی زه‌وی
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SECUNDARIA: Alineación PhET con programas de la SEP México (2011 y 2017) This contribution was designed by PhET. Diana López HS
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Explorando el equilibrio This contribution was designed by PhET. Loeblein (tradicción Diana López) UG-Intro
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PREPARATORIA: Alineación de PhET con programas de la DGB México (2017) This contribution was designed by PhET. Diana López HS
UG-Intro
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PRIMARIA: Alineación con programas de la SEP México (2011 y 2017) This contribution was designed by PhET. Diana López K-5
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Preguntas de razonamiento para todas las simulaciones HTML5 This contribution was designed by PhET. Diana López HS
Grad
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UG-Intro
MS
UG-Adv
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Llei de la palanca Jordi Plana MS HW فیزیا
Zakon poluge Karmen Prugovečki MS Guided فیزیا
Balanceren Roland Van Kerschaver MS
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MS and HS TEK to Sim Alignment Elyse Zimmer HS
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Balancing torques & Finding unknown masses Arooj Mukarram UG-Intro
HS
Remote
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Equilibrium Conditions Dr Akhlaq Ahmad MS
K-5
HS
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Mapping of PhET and IBDP Physics Jaya Ramchandani HS دیکه‌ فیزیا
Balancing Act SK Gupta, Chaithra Navada, Sanjana Acharya HS تاقیگه‌ فیزیا
Poluga i primjene poluge Anita Sečan MS Guided فیزیا
Student Guide for PhET - Balancing Act in html5 Brian Libby HS
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Rotational Equilibrium Simulation HW Amy Carpinelli HS HW فیزیا
Investigation Into Static Equilibrium Beau Dodson HS HW
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balance mrwin lee MS Guided ژیناسی
Balancing act 1 Witold Ferens MS
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Basic Moments Ang Whitlam MS
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Balancing Act SK Gupta, Chaithra Navada, Sanjana Acharya HS تاقیگه‌ فیزیا
Grandezas Inversamente Proporcionais Wagner Costa MS Remote
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Equilibrando grandezas e medidas Juliana Batista; Marilei Alves; Valmir Rodrigues MS Guided بیرکاری
Brincando com o equilíbrio Rômulo Anderson MS تاقیگه‌
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Estática (Atividades) nos OA's do PhET Artur Araújo Cavalcante e Gilvandenys Leite Sales UG-Intro
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Centro de Massa no "Balancing Act (HTML5)" Artur Araújo Cavalcante e Gilvandenys Leite Sales HS
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Equilíbrio e Momento de uma Força Gilvandenys Leite Sales MS
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Equilibrando a Gangorra Diego Oliveira Silva, Gilvandenys Leite Sales MS
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Momento de uma força Diogo Magalhães HS
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