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Balancing birds and the ‘centre of mass’

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To complete our latest physics topic Year 9 explored the idea of ‘centre of mass’ – the point through which an object’s weight acts and helps it to balance.

They created this colourful and acrobatic flock of balancing birds to enable them to find the position of this point on their own irregular shapes. To help the birds sit precisely on their finger tips, plasticine was used as a counterbalance on the wing tips.

Miss MannYear-9-science


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