Center of Mass

The Center of Mass Interactive allows a learner to explore the effect of object shape upon the center of mass. Draw out a shape on the workspace and watch the center of mass change its location as you change the shape. Then pin the shape on the corkboard and see how it hangs. Can you find the pattern between the pivot point from which is hung and the location of the center of mass?

Launch Interactive

Users are encouraged to open the Interactive and explore. The Physics Classroom has not prepared any activities for use with this Interactive. We are confident that teachers who use our website will come up with plenty of great ideas for using the Center of Mass Interactive and we invite you to share those ideas with us. Please share your ideas on our social media websites (#TPCphint):

Learners and Instructors may also be interested in viewing the accompanying Notes page. Technical information, teaching suggestions, and related resources that complement this Interactive are provided on the Notes page. View Notes.