Alexander Calder, a Master of Balance


  • Jul 23 2010 11:33 PM

    Wendy Marsters

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In this lesson, from ARTSEDGE, students learn about the function and form of levers. They study parts of the lever and understand how to balance objects of various sizes and weights on a lever. Students gain a deeper understanding of the function of levers by viewing the mobiles created by sculptor Alexander Calder. They then experiment with balancing levers and discuss the process of finding equilibrium.

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 5 to 8

    Topics: Physics, Visual Arts, Science