Investigating Turning Forces: Moments
In this activity, from the LSIS, students discover for themselves the importance of the perpendicular distance in moments. It is presented as a whole class discussion but can easily be adapted for small group work.
The activity uses a magnetic disc that takes about 15 minutes to construct. The activity will help students to:
* understand that a force can produce a turning effect
* identify the perpendicular distance and explain its significance.
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