Lever balance

The title of the Project: Lever balance

Purpose of the work:

  • Identify the conditions for the lever balance.

Practical part

Choose “Intro” to start the virtual experiment. 

This is a little instruction to the virtual experiment.

Virtual experiment.

Step 1. Place the same objects on the same distance on the lever. Take away columns. What happens? 

Step 2. Put the columns back. Change the object for a bigger one on the right side on the same distance. Take away columns. What happens?

Step 3. Put the columns back. Change the position of the bigger object. Put it twice closer. Take away columns. What happens?

Step 4. Make a conclusion. 

Conclusion

Level balance condition: the force acting on one arm times the distance from the hinge point should be equal to the product of the force and the distance from the hinge point on the other arm.