Balance the bar with the three weight on the inside.
If you were to set the X weight to 2 what do you think the angle
Attach weights of 1, 2, 4, and 8 units to the four attachment
points on the bar. Move the bar from side to side until you find a
balance point. Is it possible to predict that position?
A ball whooshes down a slide and hits another ball which flies off
the slide horizontally as a projectile. How far does it go?
Whirl a conker around in a horizontal circle on a piece of string.
What is the smallest angular speed with which it can whirl?
A cone is glued to a hemisphere. When you place it on a table in
what position does it come to rest?
As this is a tool for modelling and investigating the spread of epidemics we will publish any more interesting results sent in.
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An article for teachers and pupils that encourages you to look at the mathematical properties of similar games.
The second of two articles explaining how to include talk in maths