Mechanics - January 2006, Stage 2&3

Problems

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Add the Weights

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?

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Coin Cogs

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?

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Turning Cogs

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

What happens when you turn these cogs? Investigate the differences between turning two cogs of different sizes and two cogs which are the same.

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Balancing 1

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Meg and Mo need to hang their marbles so that they balance. Use the interactivity to experiment and find out what they need to do.

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Balancing 2

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Meg and Mo still need to hang their marbles so that they balance, but this time the constraints are different. Use the interactivity to experiment and find out what they need to do.

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Balancing 3

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Mo has left, but Meg is still experimenting. Use the interactivity to help you find out how she can alter her pouch of marbles and still keep the two pouches balanced.