Steady ships: add different weights

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Add containers of different weights onto a partly loaded cargo ship. Arrange the containers so that weight is distributed evenly and the centre of gravity is low. This learning object is the last 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.

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

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