Advanced PlacementHigh School / Physics

Gravitational Torque

Students set up various systems to learn about gravitational torque and center of mass. They find mass of an object, determine the mass of a meter stick, predict the location of a mass to balance an off-center meter stick, and locate the center of mass of an irregular object.

PreviewDownload

Student Files

Gravitational_Torque_S.docx 136.82 KB
Gravitational_Torque_S.pdf 260.73 KB

Teacher Files

Sign In to your PASCO account to access teacher files and sample data.

Featured Equipment

Meter Stick Torque Mass Hanger Set

Meter Stick Torque Mass Hanger Set

Replacement set of three mass hangers and one meter stick clamp for doing meter stick torque.

Pivot

Pivot

This Pivot is used as a fulcrum in meter stick torque and as a rotation device for rotational inertia experiments.

Meter Stick Torque Set

Meter Stick Torque Set

For torque experiments with a meter stick balance

Aluminum Meter Sticks (6-pack)

These hollow aluminum meter sticks are rigid and straight.

Many lab activities can be conducted with our Wireless, PASPORT, or even ScienceWorkshop sensors and equipment. For assistance with substituting compatible instruments, contact PASCO Technical Support. We're here to help.

Copyright Disclaimer: Section 107 of the Copyright Act of 1976 makes allowance for “fair use” for purposes of teaching, scholarship, education and research. Reproduction under any other circumstances, without the written consent of PASCO, is prohibited.

More Physics Experiments

High School

Boyle's Law

College

Refraction

College

Dispersion

High School

Circular Motion