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Balanced and Unbalanced Forces

Have you ever played tug of war with your friends and even though you were pulling so hard none of you were moving? As both groups pulling from opposite directions cancel each other, they exert a balanced force. The moment one group pulls harder that force is now unbalanced and boom, they have won. MightyOwl is excited to explore with you more examples of balanced and unbalanced forces and the implications of them.

Aligned with Next Generation Science Standards: 3-PS2-1 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object.

Supports IAS 3.PS.1: Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object.  Examples could include that an unbalanced force on one side of a ball can make it start moving and that balanced forces pushing on a box from both sides will not produce any motion at all.

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