In this lesson, students will use a simulation to observe and manipulate the variables of a lever and fulcrum as well as force vectors and torque.
- Students will be able to identify a lever and fulcrum.
- Students will solve one-step equations for balancing different masses on a teeter-totter balance.
- simple machine
About the Lesson
Adapted from a PhET™ simulation, this less involves students using TI-Nspire technology to simulate, observe and manipulate the variables of lever and fulcrum as well as force vectors and torque.
As a result, students will:
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- Describe a lever and fulcrum
- Determine the positions for different mass arrangements to balance on the teeter-totter.