Steady ships

Learning Material  |  Interactive Lesson

Load containers onto a cargo ship. Arrange the containers so that weight is distributed evenly and the centre of gravity is low. Proceed to load containers with different weights onto a ship that may already be partly loaded. This learning object is a combination of four objects in the same series that progressively increase in difficulty.

Students identify the center of gravity of an object as an indicator of its stability.
Students arrange a group of weights to maximize stability.
Students identify factors that affect stability such as total mass and distribution of mass.

Curriculum Information

K to 12
Grade 6
Force Motion and Energy
Learners, Students

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