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Educator Workshop: Unstable Table (K–5)

tinkering objects on a board balancing on a ball
Educator Workshop: Unstable Table (K–5)

Are you a K–5 educator? Register for this free online workshop.

Build your own Unstable Table! Experience a classic Exploratorium tinkering project, then bring it back to your classroom. In this activity, tinker with objects on a platform to figure out how to balance them in ways that don’t always look like they should be possible. Arrange and rearrange objects on top of the surface to make it tilt, move—and sometimes fall over! Then build on the reflections and questions that come up to make sense of the balancing phenomenon together.

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