Absorb Physics by David Fairhurst

A horizontally balanced pencil

Added by David Fairhurst on Feb 6, 2008

A graphic showing a balanced pencil. The moments on the left and right of the pivot are displayed. Ask the pupils to consider the effect of the moments acting on the pencil. For example, "Which way do the molecules on the right of the pivot want to turn the pencil?"

This resource is from the unit Centre of Mass which is part of Absorb Physics.

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