This lesson plan is a FULLY scripted lesson on an introduction to balance. It includes the learning targets, step-by-step 2-day instructions for the actual lesson.
Creating mobiles provides students with an opportunity to apply what they have learned about balance as well as to continue to explore how balance and weight work together. Mobiles can be designed with various balance points and the overall balance of the structure can change with the addition or shifting of a little weight. As students are constructing their mobiles, they will be manipulating the variables involved in balance –the amount of weight, the position of the weight, and the balance point.
This lesson plan works directly with the Balance and Motion FOSS kit. You can find the Balancing Mobiles FOSS Kit Lesson Packet on my store as well!