Objective: Students will be able to explain the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object. (Blooms – Applying)
I LOVE gymnastics, but some days I seem to have a big problem: I can't stay on the balance beam. When I walk across the beam, I begin to wobble back and forth and then fall to the ground. When I do flips, like you see above, I just can't seem to stay on! What might be my problem? Let's discuss what everyone thinks.
Balance: a state of equilibrium
Class, can you think of a time when you have been in a situation where you could not balance?
This baby and the acrobats that we can see are both practicing their balance.
Now that we understand balance, let's take a look at a video that is going to teach us about motion too!
Motion: the act or process of moving
At the beginning of the video, we learned about motion. Let's discuss what are some examples of motion?
Now that we know about a force and the center of gravity, let's think about some balanced forces! Let's talk about some examples we can think of, and then we can look at some more examples I found!