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Pressure and moments
Pick up the objects that fall into the water and try and use them to balance one another. Watch out for the octopus!
Pressure and moments crossword
Crossword on pressure and moments.
Find out more with this animated guide to simple machines and how they make work easier.
Can you complete these tasks using the mechanical components provided?
Goldburger to go game
Can you get this weird contraption to deliver lunch?
Calculate the weight of a car by using air pressure. This activity is not in metric.
Balance the beam!
Lift a heavy load with the least effort. What levers do you use in daily life?
How are forces related to cars?
Read all about pressure. Then try the activity and do the test!
Read all about moments. Then try the activity and do the test!
Balancing Act Animation
Try to balance the beam with objects and masses, then play the game to test your knowledge!
Stability and centre of mass animation (School Physics)
Which will topple first? Watch the animation to find out how stability depends on the centre of mass.