western
Physics and Astronomy

                                   
Teeter Totter Tango
Objective To determine the mass of an object.
Purpose To investigate the physics of teeter-totters.
Participants Teams of up to four.
Materials Scales and teeter totter (both provided).
Rules
  1. Students are to determine the mass of an object on the end of a teeter totter.
  2. Students may move the fulcrum (pivot point) as needed.
  3. Students will be used as "masses" to balance the teeter totter, (sitting on the ends of the swing).
Judging Points will be given according to how close the team comes to the actual mass.
Source Youth Science Foundation Science Olympics Manual.

Events | Location | Scheduling | Registration | Participants | Committee | Judges and Officials | Scoring | Awards | Media
Contact Us | Our Sponsors | Faculty of Science | Western

© 2001 The University of Western Ontario,
Department of Physics and Astronomy

Webmaster: Patrick Whippey
Site Design: Julie Whitehead