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Hands-on Activity

Balancing Act

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Summary
In this activity, students will design an experiment to test a person's ability to walk along a balance beam under different physical conditions.
Overview
Topic: Balance
Real World Science Topics:
  • An exploration of the physical factors that affect human balance
  • An exploration of scientific design
Objective
Students will gain an understanding of how different variables affect a human's sense of balance. They will design experiments to test these variables.

Activity Difficulty Rating: 3 Each hands-on science activity has been ranked based on difficulty of set up and how difficult they are to perform. The rating scale is from 1 to 5, with 1 being the easiest and 5 being the most complicated.

5-MINUTE REFRESHER

TAKE FIVE

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