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How to Make Balancing Sculptures – ExpeRimental

Physics! Engineering! Kinetic sculptures! Snacks! Learn about the science of stability (and instability) while making these delicious DIY balancing sculptures.

In this episode of the Royal Institution’s ExpeRimental series, Ri‘s Director of Science and Education, Gail Cardew, and her daughters, Evanthia, Roxana, and Xanthe, explore how balance depends on the center of mass — the point where the object’s mass is evenly distributed — as they make these toys from sticks, carrots, gummies, balloons, and other bits and bobs from around the house.

Watch this next: Rigolo Swiss Nouveau Cirque artist Maedir Eugster.

Related ExpeRimental videos: Static Magic, Homemade Lava Lamp and Rubber Band Cannons, and more fun DIY science ideas for kids.

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