Steady ships: load different weights

Learning Material  |  Interactive Lesson  |  RAR

Load containers of different weights onto an empty cargo ship. Arrange the containers so that weight is distributed evenly and the center of gravity is low. This learning object is the second in a series of four objects that progressively increase in difficulty. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.

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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