balance magic

You’re probably familiar with seeing how objects balance. But do you know how to find where an object will naturally, almost magically balance? There are probably a few ways you can discover, but Adam likes to show this trick where he simply moves his fingers towards one another while supporting the object he wants to balance.

Balancing sticks, spoons, and shovels.

Can you balance your own sticks, spoons, shovels, brooms this way? Can you design your own investigation to see how the balance point moves when you add something to one end? How do you think this works?

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  1. […] tuned for more integration with other materials and “magic” in upcoming Science Saturday […]


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