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Stand Alone Broom Center of Gravity Experiment
 
Here is an experiment that will sweep you away!!!

Materials you will need:

A long handle broom

 

 
Have some challenging fun trying to make a broom stand up on its own.
Steps

1. Find a smooth, flat hard floor.

2.  Take the broom by the long handle and position it so that it is standing up right with the bristles on the floor.

3. Try to get the broom to stand all by itself by making slight movements back and forwards with the handle.

4.  You may want to pick the broom up and place it back on the floor several times try to adjust the balance and weight equally.

  • This can take several attempts and patience.  You may even want to try using a different broom if you find it a real struggle to get it to become balanced.

This is an amazing force of gravity experiment. I could not believe that a broom could actually stand up on its own. The trick is to get the balance just right, which is called the center of gravity, and the broom will stand by itself. I left one broom standing over night and came back the next morning to find that it was still standing.

Have fun and amaze your friends.

                         

                      

 
 
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