Weights and Scales

Which way will the balance beam fall? Look at the set of scales with weights on either side. Will the beam fall to the left, right or will it remain evenly balanced?

Weights & forces

Version #1 of this product tackles weights. The pivot point of the balance beam is always dead center. In version #2, the slightly more challenging of the two, we look at forces. With the pivot point no longer in the center of the beam, you have to take the distance each weight is from the center into account to determine which way the beam will fall.

The printable worksheets version tackles both weights and forces. With the BOOM & GOOGLE versions, weights is tackled in version #1 while forces is tackled in version #2.

Metric & Imperial Units

Each version of the product is available in both metric (Kilograms – Kgs) and imperial (Pounds – Lbs) variations.

Grades indication 1-7

Printable

Weights & Forces

Look at the balance beam (set of weights and scales) and determine what the beam will do. Will it fall to the left, fall to the right or remain evenly balanced?

There are two types of task cards in this product. The 5 depict a set of scales with a fulcrum (pivot point) dead center of the beam and with a range of weights on either side.

The beam will either fall to the left, fall to the right or remain evenly balanced. Just select which of those three options.

The second set of 5 worksheets depicts the same type of balance beam and weights but this time the fulcrum is off-center. To determine whether the beam will fall to the left, right or remain evenly balanced, you have to identify how much weight in on each end AND how far it is from the pivot point.

Variations

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BOOM

Weights

Imperial units – Lbs

Which side of the beam is heaviest? The pivot point is in the dead center of the beam.

If the left side is heavier, the beam will fall to the left.

If the right side is heavier, the beam will fall to the right.

If both sides have the same weight, the beam will balance evenly.

Once a successful selection has been made, a congratulatory slide is shown with the beam depicted in the correct position and with the sum total of the weights for both sides indicated.

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BOOM

Weights

Metric units – Kgs

Which side of the beam is heaviest? The pivot point is in the dead center of the beam.

If the left side is heavier, the beam will fall to the left.

If the right side is heavier, the beam will fall to the right.

If both sides have the same weight, the beam will balance evenly.

Once a successful selection has been made, a congratulatory slide is shown with the beam depicted in the correct position and with the sum total of the weights for both sides indicated.

Preview

BOOM

Forces

Imperial units – Lbs

Which side of the beam exerts the most force? The pivot point is off-center, so you need to take the distance from the pivot point into consideration.

If the left side exerts the most force, the beam will fall to the left.

If the right side exerts the most force, the beam will fall to the right.

If both sides exert the same amount of force, the beam will balance evenly.

Once a successful selection has been made, a congratulatory slide is shown with the beam depicted in the correct position and with all the calculations needed to solve the puzzle indicated.

Preview

BOOM

Forces

Imperial units – Lbs

Which side of the beam exerts the most force? The pivot point is off-center, so you need to take the distance from the pivot point into consideration.

If the left side exerts the most force, the beam will fall to the left.

If the right side exerts the most force, the beam will fall to the right.

If both sides exert the same amount of force, the beam will balance evenly.

Once a successful selection has been made, a congratulatory slide is shown with the beam depicted in the correct position and with all the calculations needed to solve the puzzle indicated.

Preview

BOOM

Weights

Imperial units – Lbs

Which side of the beam is heaviest? The pivot point is in the dead center of the beam.

If the left side is heavier, the beam will fall to the left.

If the right side is heavier, the beam will fall to the right.

If both sides have the same weight, the beam will balance evenly.

5 GOOGLE Forms, each with 8 puzzles to solve:

  • Up to 2 Lbs weights
  • Up to 5 Lbs weights
  • Up to 10 Lbs weights
  • Up to 20 Lbs weights
  • Up to 50 Lbs weights

Preview

BOOM

Weights

Metric units – Kgs

Which side of the beam is heaviest? The pivot point is in the dead center of the beam.

If the left side is heavier, the beam will fall to the left.

If the right side is heavier, the beam will fall to the right.

If both sides have the same weight, the beam will balance evenly.

5 GOOGLE Forms, each with 8 puzzles to solve:

  • Up to 2 Lbs weights
  • Up to 5 Lbs weights
  • Up to 10 Lbs weights
  • Up to 20 Lbs weights
  • Up to 50 Lbs weights

Preview

BOOM

Forces

Imperial units – Lbs

Which side of the beam exerts the most force? The pivot point is off-center, so you need to take the distance from the pivot point into consideration.

If the left side exerts the most force, the beam will fall to the left.

If the right side exerts the most force, the beam will fall to the right.

If both sides exert the same amount of force, the beam will balance evenly.

5 GOOGLE Forms, each with 8 puzzles to solve:

  • Up to 2 Lbs weights
  • Up to 5 Lbs weights
  • Up to 10 Lbs weights
  • Up to 20 Lbs weights
  • Up to 50 Lbs weights

Preview

BOOM

Forces

Metric units – Kgs

Which side of the beam exerts the most force? The pivot point is off-center, so you need to take the distance from the pivot point into consideration.

If the left side exerts the most force, the beam will fall to the left.

If the right side exerts the most force, the beam will fall to the right.

If both sides exert the same amount of force, the beam will balance evenly.

5 GOOGLE Forms, each with 8 puzzles to solve:

  • Up to 2 Lbs weights
  • Up to 5 Lbs weights
  • Up to 10 Lbs weights
  • Up to 20 Lbs weights
  • Up to 50 Lbs weights

Preview

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