1N20.11 - See-Saw Center of Mass

See-saw center of mass

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PIRA Classification: 1N20.11

Description: A PASCO track is balanced on a fulcrum. Two PAScars are placed on the track; one cart has its plunger ready to go. The plunger button on the cart is hit with a ruler propelling the carts down the track. They should travel down the track with the same velocity, keeping the track balanced. A weight can be added to double the mass of one cart.

Special Instructions: None

Condition: OK

Setup time: 3 minutes

Safety Issues: None