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Hands On Physics: Giant Progress on Giant Teeter-Totter

Physics (Fall 2013)Sean Murray

Today our team drew tantalizingly close to completion of our giant teeter totter.

To give us reliable information regarding our questions on levers, the teeter totter has to be built with precision.

So we use a fence...

Nathan and Bryn set a fence to make sure all the pieces get cut at the same length.

...and carefully laid out each piece to distribute mass evenly. 

The team achieved some great great workflow, distributing several tasks among team members.

We took a break from production to research exactly what we should expect from our teeter totter, and found this helpful equation... 

With any luck, we'll be using our teeter totter to answer our questions about leverage by next week! 

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