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In this PhET simulation, you can investigate how a teeter-totter balances, by moving objects of different masses to various positions. Can you make the teeter-totter balance?

This is one of a large number of physics simulations produced at the University of Colorado in the PhET project.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Motion, Forces, and Energy
- Statics of Rigid Bodies
= Equilibrium
- Informal Education
- Middle School
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
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- application/java
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Keyword: Torque
Record Creator: Metadata instance created April 24, 2012 by Ed Lee
Record Updated: Aug 18, 2016 by Lyle Barbato
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September 10, 2011
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