Hanging in Headrick’s: Mobiles that Test Torque, Momentum

March 7, 2016

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Physics Scholars created used math to create balanced mobiles out of various objects.

Physics Scholars used math to create mobiles out of various objects.

By Emily Garcia

The ASK Academy Physics class built mobiles to study torque and momentum. Scholars in Ms. Headrick’s class were given the job of creating a mobile with a theme, in order to test balance.  Before building the mobile, scholars had to do the math and calculations of their products. “Each had to be artistically appealing with a minimum number of objects and arms, and had to come with a blueprint,” Headrick said.

Sophomore Benjamin Bock said, “Calling this project fun is an objective statement, but I will say I did have a lot of fun. It was interesting to see all the math behind it as opposed to just seeing the objects being balanced.”

Photo by Emily Romero Physics Scholars created used math to create balanced mobiles out of various objects.

Photos by Emily Garcia
Physics Scholars used math to create balanced mobiles out of various objects.

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One Comment on “Hanging in Headrick’s: Mobiles that Test Torque, Momentum”

  1. Paul Stephenson Says:

    Love it…I will thinking about this object lesson next time I am sitting in the “reading room”. Wonderful stuff.

    Mr S

    Reply

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